The Wind in the Willows: Un-Illustrated Version (Paperback)
Ah, the legendary exploits of Mole, Rat, Badger, and Toad! While intended for children, Grahame's classic is essential reading for even high-minded existentialists, with meditations on nature, individuality, friendship, responsibility, courage, and addiction. This edition features Ernest H Shepard's expert illustrations that perfectly capture the charm and complexity of this great book.— Jon
Kenneth Grahame 8 March 1859 - 6 July 1932 Was a Scottish writer who was most famous for 'The Wind in the Willows' published in 1908, that was later adapted into a Disney film. In his early twenties he published his first stories in the 'London Periodicals', where some stories were chosen for publication as 'Pagan Papers' in 1893, followed by 'The Golden Age' some two years later. In 1898 'Dream Days' was published including 'The Reluctant Dragon', followed by 'The Wind in the Willows' ten years later. It is believed that Kenneth Grahame was inspired by Quarry Wood and the River Thames to write 'The Wind in the Willows' by his biographer, Peter Green. It is also believed that the headstrong and wayward nature of his son, gave Grahame the idea for one of his leading characters 'Mr Toad, of Toad Hall'. Grahame sadly died in Berkshire in 1932 and is buried in Holywell cemetery, Oxford.