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Kenneth Grahame (1859–1932)

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Kenneth Grahame was born in Edinburgh on March 3, 1859. When he was five years old, his mother died of scarlet fever and he nearly died himself, of the same disease. His father became an alcoholic and sent the children to Berkshire to live with relatives. They were later reunited with their father, mostra altro but after a failed year, the children never heard from him again. Sometime later, one of his brothers died at the age of fifteen. He attended St. Edward's School as a child and intended to go on to Oxford University, but his relatives wanted him to go into banking. He worked in his uncle's office, in Westminster, for two years then went to work at the Bank of England as a clerk in 1879. He spent nearly thirty years there and became the Secretary of the Bank at the age of thirty-nine. He retired from the bank right before The Wind in the Willows was published in 1908. He wrote essays on topics that included smoking, walking and idleness. Many of the essays were published as the book Pagan Papers (1893) and the five orphan characters featured in the papers were developed into the books The Golden Age (1895) and Dream Days (1898). The Wind in the Willows (1908) was based on bedtime stories and letters to his son and it is where the characters Rat, Badger, Mole and Toad were created. In 1930, Milne's stage version was brought to another audience in Toad of Toad Hall. Grahame died on July 6, 1932. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
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Opere di Kenneth Grahame

Il vento nei salici (1908) 24,152 copie, 329 recensioni
Il drago riluttante (1898) 1,882 copie, 18 recensioni
The Wind in the Willows (Inga Moore) (1984) — Autore — 608 copie, 9 recensioni
L'età d'oro (1895) 524 copie, 9 recensioni
Dream Days (1898) 441 copie, 13 recensioni
The Annotated Wind in the Willows (2009) 225 copie, 3 recensioni
The Wind in the Willows, abridged (1996) 140 copie, 1 recensione
The River Bank and Other Stories (1996) 68 copie, 1 recensione
The Wind in the Willows the Wild Wood (1987) 51 copie, 1 recensione
The River Bank from the Wind in the Willows (1977) 46 copie, 1 recensione
Bertie's Escapade (1949) 44 copie, 1 recensione
Pagan Papers (1898) 42 copie, 2 recensioni
The Kenneth Grahame book (1895) 40 copie
The Golden Age & Dream Days (1962) 37 copie, 1 recensione
The Wind in the Willows [Penguin Readers] (2000) 35 copie, 18 recensioni
First Whisper of The Wind in the Willows (1944) 33 copie, 1 recensione
Mole's Christmas (1982) 33 copie, 1 recensione
Dragons and Other Beasts (2004) 31 copie
The Cambridge Book of Poetry for Children (1916) — A cura di — 25 copie, 1 recensione
The Open Road: from The Wind in the Willows (1979) 24 copie, 2 recensioni
A Hundred Fables of Aesop (1984) 23 copie
Tales From The Wind in the Willows (1995) — original story author — 22 copie, 1 recensione
The Headswoman (2010) 16 copie
Wayfarers all : from The wind in the willows (1980) 15 copie, 1 recensione
Duck Song (1863) 14 copie
Dragon Tales (Junior Classics) (2009) 9 copie, 1 recensione
Duck's Ditty (2018) 7 copie
Wind in the Willows (1991) 6 copie
Toad's Tale (1982) 6 copie
Wind in the Willows [1988 TV movie] — Original book — 4 copie
O Vento nos Salgueiros (2022) 4 copie
Tuulesahin pajudes (2018) 3 copie
Lost in the Wild Wood (2001) 3 copie
Sogutlukte Ruzgar (2011) 2 copie, 1 recensione
Herr Padda (1991) 2 copie
Mr Toad's adventures (1996) 2 copie
Dragon Tales 1 copia
Mosha e artë 1 copia, 1 recensione
Ducks' Ditty 1 copia
Il cassetto segreto (1993) 1 copia
Discover The Wonder (1992) 1 copia
Vypraveni pod vrbou (1998) 1 copia
Wind in the Willow — Autore — 1 copia

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The Victorian Fairytale Book (1988) — Collaboratore — 470 copie, 3 recensioni
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The Wind in the Willows #2: The Open Road (1988) — original storyteller — 101 copie
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Victorian Fairy Tales (2014) — Collaboratore — 87 copie, 5 recensioni
Told Under the Christmas Tree (1941) — Collaboratore — 82 copie, 3 recensioni
The Wind in the Willows: The River Bank (1984) — original source author — 80 copie
The Reluctant Dragon [1941 film] (1941) — Original story — 67 copie, 1 recensione
The Paganism Reader (2004) — Collaboratore — 66 copie, 1 recensione
The Wind in the Willows #3: The Wild Wood (Easy Reader Classics) (No. 3) (2007) — original storyteller — 53 copie, 1 recensione
A Season of Joy: Favorite Stories and Poems for Christmas (1987) — Collaboratore — 47 copie, 1 recensione
Wild Wood, The (1990) — original storyteller — 36 copie
Round the Christmas Fire: Festive Stories (2013) — Collaboratore — 35 copie
The Reluctant Dragon (2004) — Autore — 35 copie, 1 recensione
The Wind in the Willows [2006 film] — Original book — 33 copie
Mr. Toad Comes Home (1990) — original storyteller — 32 copie
The Horned God: Weird Tales of the Great God Pan (2022) — Collaboratore — 32 copie
The Wind in the Willows: The Battle for Toad Hall (1990) — original source author — 32 copie
The Wild Wood (1992) — original storyteller — 30 copie
The Open Road (Wind in the Willows, Book 1) (1987) — original storyteller; original storyteller — 29 copie
The Wind in the Willows [1949 short film] (1949) — Original story — 28 copie
The River Bank (1990) — original storyteller — 27 copie
The Animals' Christmas (1944) — Collaboratore — 25 copie
Home Sweet Home (Wind in the Willows) (1993) — original storyteller — 25 copie
Mr. Toad (The wind in the willows library) (1990) — original storyteller — 24 copie
The Wind in the Willows (2014) — original story author — 20 copie
The Wind in the Willows: The wild wood (adapted ∙ boardbook) (1990) — original story author — 18 copie, 1 recensione
The Wind in the Willows #6: Restless Rat (Easy Reader Classics) (2010) — original storyteller — 16 copie
The Wind in the Willows #5: Sneaky Toad (Easy Reader Classics) (2010) — original storyteller — 14 copie
The Wind in the Willows: The Complete First Series (2005) — original story author — 13 copie
Little Treasury of the Wind in the Willows (Little treasuries) (1995) — original source author — 13 copie
Short Stories of To-Day (1924) — Collaboratore — 11 copie
The Country Child (1992) — Collaboratore — 11 copie
Wind in the Willows: The River Bank (Board Book) (1969) — original story — 11 copie
The Wind in the Willows Library: (Slip Case Set of 4 Titles) (1867) — original storyteller — 10 copie
The Wind in the Willows [2006 film] — Original book — 10 copie
Little Otter is Missing (Wind in the Willows Library) (1995) — original storyteller — 10 copie, 1 recensione
Spring World, Awake: Stories, Poems, and Essays (1970) — Collaboratore — 9 copie
The Adventures of Mr. Toad (1995) — original storyteller — 8 copie
Wind in the Willows Board Book: River Bank (1990) — original story author — 8 copie
Time to Be Young: Great Stories of the Growing Years (1945) — Collaboratore — 7 copie
Return to Toad Hall (Tales from the "Wind in the Willows") (1995) — original story author — 4 copie
Wind in the Willows: Home Sweet Home (The Wind in the willows shaped board books) (1991) — original story author — 4 copie, 1 recensione
Aarteiden kirja. 2 : Kerro äiti! (1956) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
The Wind in The Willows: The Complete Second Series (2005) — Original book — 3 copie
Short Stories of the Past (1950) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
The Reluctant Dragon [1941 short film] — Original story — 2 copie
The WInd in the Willows: Four Storybook Adventures (1993) — original storyteller — 1 copia
Classic Tales [2008 TV series] (2008) — Collaboratore — 1 copia


Informazioni generali

Nome canonico
Grahame, Kenneth
Data di nascita
Data di morte
Luogo di sepoltura
Holywell Cemetery, St Cross Church, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Nazione (per mappa)
Scotland, UK
Luogo di nascita
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Luogo di morte
Pangbourne, Berkshire, England, UK
Causa della morte
cerebral hemorrhage
Luogo di residenza
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Pangbourne, Berkshire, England, UK
Blewbury, England, UK
St. Edward's School, Oxford, England
Attività lavorative
secretary (Bank of England)
short-story writer
Hope, Anthony (cousin)
Robertson, W. Graham (house share)
London Scottish Regiment
Bank of England
Breve biografia
Married to Elspeth Grahame, with one son, Alistair Graham.
British author and banker. Educated at St. Edward’s School, Oxford. He was orphaned at an early age and brought up by his grandmother. His family unable to afford the cost of university he took up a career with the Bank of England where he stayed until ill health caused his retirement, in his late forties, in 1907. During the banking days he wrote (and had published) essays and poems in his spare time. Among his books were Pagan Papers (1893), The Golden Age (1895), Dream Days (1898) and then… The Wind in the Willows (1908) which started life as a bedtime serial tale for his son Alastair.



Signed Wind in the Willows SE - 200 copies in Folio Society Devotees (Marzo 27)
the illustrators of The Wind in the Willows - part 2 in Tattered but still lovely (Agosto 2023)
Hand & Eye The Wind in the Willows in Fine Press Forum (Dicembre 2022)
Mad Parrot Press Wind in the Willows in Fine Press Forum (Settembre 2022)
Chas. Van Sandwyk's Wind in the Willows in Fine Press Forum (Ottobre 2021)
the illustrators of The Wind in the Willows in Tattered but still lovely (Gennaio 2016)
The Wind in the Willows in British & Irish Children's Fiction (Ottobre 2009)


For anyone who was accustomed to whiling away the hours in distant fantasy lands as a child, this book is for you.
BB_Soto | 12 altre recensioni | Jul 12, 2024 |
Reason read: I read this for the BAC. I had never read it so wanted to set that right. It is a story of Mole, Ratty, Badger, and Toady. They all are friends though Mole and Ratty are better friends and Badger is mostly a loner, and Toady is so arrogant, he has to be taken in small doses. The stories were told by the author to his son. They are charming. My art work was by Nancy Barnhart. It teaches tales of morality.
Kristelh | 328 altre recensioni | Jul 10, 2024 |
Though quirky, I didn't find this book to be exciting nor engaging.
LaPhenix | 328 altre recensioni | Jul 8, 2024 |
Read through Project Gutenberg.
Abcdarian | 17 altre recensioni | May 18, 2024 |


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