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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) 23,365 copie
Il drago riluttante (1898) 1,827 copie
L'età d'oro (1895) 506 copie
Dream Days (1898) 424 copie
Bertie's Escapade (1949) 44 copie
Pagan Papers (1898) 42 copie
The Kenneth Grahame book (1895) 39 copie
Mole's Christmas (1982) 33 copie
Dragons and Other Beasts (2004) 30 copie
A Hundred Fables of Aesop (1984) 23 copie
The Cambridge Book of Poetry for Children (1916) — A cura di — 23 copie
Tales From The Wind in the Willows (1995) — original story author — 21 copie
The Headswoman (2010) 16 copie
Duck Song (1863) 13 copie
Duck's Ditty (2018) 7 copie
Wind in the Willows (1991) 6 copie
Toad's Tale (1982) 5 copie
Wind in the Willows [1988 TV movie] — Original book — 4 copie
Tuulesahin pajudes (2018) 3 copie
Lost in the Wild Wood (2001) 3 copie
Mr Toad's adventures (1996) 2 copie
Herr Padda (1991) 2 copie
Discover The Wonder (1992) 1 copia
Mosha e artë 1 copia
Il cassetto segreto (1993) 1 copia
Sogutlukte Ruzgar (2011) 1 copia
Vypraveni pod vrbou (1998) 1 copia

Opere correlate

The Wind in the Willows (Inga Moore) (1984) — Story — 601 copie
The Victorian Fairytale Book (1988) — Collaboratore — 460 copie
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (1993) — Collaboratore — 366 copie
The Wind in the Willows [abridged - Classic Starts] (2007) — original story author — 242 copie
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad [1949 film] (1949) — Original story — 233 copie
The Golden Treasury of Children's Literature Set (1961) — Collaboratore — 209 copie
Ladybird Classics: The Wind in the Willows (1983) — Story — 170 copie
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (2019) — Collaboratore — 164 copie
The Young Folks' Shelf of Books, Volume 03: Magic in the Air (1962) — Collaboratore — 159 copie
Ghost Stories (1991) — Collaboratore — 140 copie
A Literary Christmas: An Anthology (2013) — Collaboratore — 132 copie
Victorian Fairy Tales: The Revolt of the Fairies and Elves (1987) — Collaboratore — 126 copie
I Cavalieri cosmici (1954) — Collaboratore — 121 copie
Poems of Early Childhood (Childcraft) (1923) — Collaboratore — 117 copie
The Penguin Book of Dragons (2021) — Collaboratore — 108 copie
The Wind in the Willows (Michael Bishop) (1985) — Story — 94 copie
The Wind in the Willows #2: The Open Road (1988) — original storyteller — 94 copie
Victorian Fairy Tales (2014) — Collaboratore — 86 copie
Told Under the Christmas Tree (1941) — Collaboratore — 81 copie
The Wind in the Willows: The River Bank (1984) — original source author — 75 copie
The Reluctant Dragon [1941 film] (1941) — Original story — 65 copie
The Paganism Reader (2004) — Collaboratore — 63 copie
A Season of Joy: Favorite Stories and Poems for Christmas (1987) — Collaboratore — 47 copie
Wild Wood, The (1990) — original storyteller — 35 copie
The Reluctant Dragon (2004) — Autore — 35 copie
Round the Christmas Fire: Festive Stories (2013) — Collaboratore — 33 copie
The Wind in the Willows [2006 film] — Original book — 33 copie
Mr. Toad Comes Home (1990) — original storyteller — 31 copie
The Wild Wood (1992) — original storyteller — 31 copie
The Wind in the Willows: The Battle for Toad Hall (1990) — original source author — 31 copie
The Open Road (Wind in the Willows, Book 1) (1987) — original storyteller; original storyteller — 28 copie
The Wind in the Willows [1949 short film] (1949) — Original story — 28 copie
The Horned God: Weird Tales of the Great God Pan (2022) — Collaboratore — 27 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 — 23 copie
The Wind in the Willows (2014) — original story author — 18 copie
The Wind in the Willows: The wild wood (adapted ∙ boardbook) (1990) — original story author — 18 copie
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
Little Treasury of the Wind in the Willows (Little treasuries) (1995) — original source author — 13 copie
The Wind in the Willows: The Complete First Series (2005) — original story author — 12 copie
Short Stories of To-Day (1924) — Collaboratore — 11 copie
Wind in the Willows: The River Bank (Board Book) (1969) — original story — 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
The Wind in the Willows Library: (Slip Case Set of 4 Titles) (1867) — original storyteller — 10 copie
The Country Child (1992) — Collaboratore — 10 copie
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
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


Informazioni generali

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
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.



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)


Enchanting and moving. This ageless classic (1908) with its Shinto-like quality embodies a deep respect for the spirits of nature, culminating in the presence of Pan. Here the river is a friend and not a resource. Yes, it can be regarded as a book for children, and I've read some of the Marxist, homoerotic, feminist critiques, but I found it spoke to me about community, kindness, civility, and above all - home.
We others, who have long lost the more subtle of the physical senses, have not even proper terms to express an animal’s intercommunications with his surroundings, living or otherwise, and have only the word ‘smell’ for instance, to include the whole range of delicate thrills which murmur in the nose of the animal night and day, summoning, warning, inciting, repelling. p.67
Home is the grounding force beyond which even migratory creatures feel lost and out of place. Home is augmented by food, and like Enid Blyton, Kenneth Grahame treats us.
...he took care to include a yard of long French bread, a suasage out of which the garlic sang, some cheese which lay down and creid, and a long-necked straw-covered flask contaning bottled sunshine ched and garnered on far Southern slopes. p. 139.
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simonpockley | 326 altre recensioni | Feb 25, 2024 |
Kjo vepër qëndron përkrah aventurës së shkëlqyeshme të po këtij autori – “Era mes Shelgjeve” – dhe personazhet janë po aq intrigues sa Zhabani, Miu, Baldosku dhe Urithi, duke e kthyer Keneth Grehëmin në një ndër klasikët e letërsisë për fëmijë.
BibliotekaFeniks | Feb 5, 2024 |
This is a really fantastic book that I read as a child and it’s great for another read. This is a great book for both children and adults will also love it.
laurelzito | Jan 28, 2024 |
I'm puzzled why this has been such an enduring classic.
Treebeard_404 | 326 altre recensioni | Jan 23, 2024 |


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