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    The Wind in the Willows (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Kenneth Grahame

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    DescriptionFar from fading with time, Kenneth Grahame's classic tale of fantasy has attracted a growing audience in each generation. Rat, Mole, Badger and the preposterous Mr Toad (with his 'Poop-poop-poop' road-hogging new motor car), have brought delight to many through the years with their odd adventures on and by the river, and at the imposing residence of Toad Hall.


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    Title
    The Wind in the Willows
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kenneth Grahame
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 125 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781853261220
    ISBN 10: 185326122X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    DC20: 823.8
    BIC subject category V2: YFA
    BIC E4L: F11+, CLA
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    Libri: I-CI
    LC classification: PZ
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    Ingram Subject Code: CI
    BIC children’s book marketing category: E3N69
    B&T General Subject: 215
    BISAC V2.8: JUV007000, JUV000000, JUV002000
    Thema V1.0: YFA
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    05 March 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Herts
    Review text
    Does The Wind in the Willows need an annotated edition? Suggesting that Grahame's prose, "encrusted with the patina of age and affect," has become an obstacle to full appreciation of the work, Lerer offers the text with running disquisitions in the margins on now-archaic words and phrases, Edwardian social mores and a rich array of literary references from Aesop to Gilbert and Sullivan. Occasionally he goes over the top - making, for instance, frequent references alongside Toad's supposed mental breakdown to passages from Kraft-Ebing's writings on clinical insanity - and, as in his controversial Children's Literature, a Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter (2008), displays a narcissistic streak: "This new edition brings The Wind in the Willows...into the ambit of contemporary scholarship and criticism on children's literature..." Still, the commentary will make enlightening reading for parents or other adults who think that there's nothing in the story for them - and a closing essay on (among other topics) the links between Ernest Shepard's art for this and for Winnie the Pooh makes an intriguing lagniappe. (selective resource list) (Literary analysis. Adult/professional) (Kirkus Reviews)
    Back cover copy
    The Wind in the Willows is a book for those 'who keep the spirit of youth alive in them; of life, sunshine, running water, woodlands, dusty roads, winter firesides.'