• The Wind in the Willows See large image

    The Wind in the Willows (Hardback) By (author) Kenneth Grahame, Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

    Hard to find title available from Book Depository

    $17.22 - Save $3.05 15% off - RRP $20.27 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 1 business day
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    Also available in...
    CD-Audio $6.15
    Paperback $4.04

    DescriptionThis classic of the English countryside, . first published in 1908, is a favourite with readers of all ages. As the late Margery Fisher wrote, 'Adults are sadly aware of the figure of Grahame himself, languishing in a city office and longing for the river: children respond to the fun, the anarchy of Toad and the entrancing detail as Grahame's son Alastair must have done when he listened to the bedside stories that became a book. ' The author invited Arthur Rackham to illustrate his book, but Rackham said he was too busy - a decision he was happily able to reconsider in 1936 when he was approached by the American publisher of the Limited Editions Club. The project, which he carried out with love and great care for the authenticity of detail, was his last: the drawings appeared first in the USA in 1939 and in Britian in 1950.


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for The Wind in the Willows

    Title
    The Wind in the Willows
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kenneth Grahame, Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 497 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781857159233
    ISBN 10: 1857159233
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    DC20: 823.8
    BIC subject category V2: YFA
    BIC E4L: CLA
    Libri: B-129
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12500
    Libri: B-085
    BISAC V2.8: JUV007000
    Thema V1.0: YFA
    Illustrations note
    b&w drawings
    Publisher
    Everyman
    Imprint name
    EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY
    Publication date
    21 October 1993
    Publication City/Country
    London
    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)