The Wind in the Willows

eBook: The Wind in the Willows

Sprache - Englisch

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The Wind in the Willows is a children's book by novelist Kenneth Grahame. It depicts the story and journeys of four animals: Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger, all living in a colorful countryside England.

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Kenneth Grahame (1859–1932) was a distinguished Scottish author, primarily known for his classic children's literature. His most acclaimed work, 'The Wind in the Willows' (1908), has charmed generations with its vivid depiction of English rural life and the anthropomorphic adventures of its characters: Mole, Ratty, Toad, and Badger. Grahame's literary style weaves pastoral imagery with elements of fantasy, reflecting an idyllic version of Edwardian England. A former secretary of the Bank of England, Grahame's writing was significantly influenced by his own childhood experiences along the River Thames and his inclination towards escapism from the mundanity of his banking career. In 'The Wind in the Willows,' Grahame creatively balances whimsy with morality, ensuring that the narrative remains rich with imaginative landscapes and didactic undertones. This perennial masterpiece has not only been adapted for stage and screen, but it has also secured Grahame's position within the canon of English literature as a custodian of childhood wonder and pastoral nostalgia. It is this fusion of adventure and camaraderie set against the tranquil backdrop of the English countryside that continues to endear 'The Wind in the Willows' to both young readers and literary scholars alike.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 142 Seiten

Größe: 405,1 KB

ISBN: 8596547023852