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Meet little Mole, willful Ratty, Badger the perennial bachelor, and petulant Toad. Over one hundred years since their first appearance in 1908, they've become emblematic archetypes of eccentricity, folly, and friendship. And their misadventures-in gypsy caravans, stolen sports cars, and their Wild Wood-continue to capture readers' imaginations and warm their hearts long after they grow up. Begun as a series of letters from Kenneth Grahame to his son, The Wind in the Willows is a timeless tale of animal cunning and human camaraderie. This Penguin Classics edition features an appendix of the letters in which Grahame first related the exploits of Toad.
|Title||:||The Wind in the Willows|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
January 19, 2012
Trying to review The Wind in the Willows is a strange undertaking. In the introduction to my copy, A. A. Milne wrote:
"One can argue over the merits of most books... one does not argue about The Wind in the Willows. The young man gives it to the girl with whom he is in love, and if she does not li...
February 25, 2012
This book was written in 1908, when the world was being shaken by the newly self-confident masses. Women were propagandising for the vote; the Irish were demanding Home Rule; the Trade Unions were showing their strength. Socialism theatened. A spectre was haunting Europe, and particularly England...
January 13, 2014
PART TWO OF PETER JACKSON'S THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS (CONCLUSION)
[Night. Toad Hall, interior. STEPHEN FRY as TOAD and ORLANDO BLOOM as BADGER are in the middle of a wild melée with numerous STOATS and WEASELS.]
BADGER: It's no good, Toad! There's too many of them! [With a blow of his cudgel, he kno...
February 11, 2014
Lavishly described meandering adventures of the mild nature.
The Wind in the Willows has an intrinsically English flavor. The characters are happy to live their ordinary lives with only a hint of interest in the wider world. Too strong of an adventurous spiritedness is considered uncouth. Such he...
March 31, 2017
A genuinely refreshing little romp through tunnels and pastures. Zen is something that's somehow-- & very surprisingly-- reached. This is the ultimate impression the reader is left with.
Outstanding, engaging and more fun than Aesop's menagerie, it moralizes vaguely on fidelity, the value of f...
January 08, 2013
I feel like I am the only person in the universe to not *get* this book. Perhaps I am not really human, but rather a troll or some other such hard-hearted creature.
I suppose my main issue with this book is that I couldn't quite understand the world that Mr. Grahame created. Pithy words of wisdom...
August 10, 2016
They don't write books like The Wind in the Willows anymore.
Today's books for children are sly rhymes, action and social engineering. Wind belongs to an older, more innocent time when even accomplished men such as Kenneth Grahame, A. A. Milne and J. R. R. Tolkien invented stories for their child...
July 11, 2016
If you have children and you have not read this gem with them, do it now. Go buy a lovely illustrated edition and make a memory that I think will last beyond childhood. Mole, Ratty, Toad and Badger are characters worth knowing and visiting in childhood again and again.
When I closed the last page...
September 28, 2017
This is one of the cutest, most relaxing books I've ever read. I loved the cartoon as a kid. Nothing particularly exciting happens but it's just peaceful :)
June 15, 2012
Ok, second attempt at a review after the damn interwebs ate my last one. Luckily I’m composing this one offline first.
To me Kenneth Grahame’s _The Wind in the Willows_ is a particularly fine novel. It’s a children’s story and normally that would get my back up. I’m generally not a big fan of chil...