Kenneth Grahame: The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame: The Wind in the Willows
28 januari, 2021 Hedengrens

Badger hates Society, and invitations, and dinner, and all that sort of thing.”

Far 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, 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.

With an Introduction by A.A. Milne

Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.


Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) was born in Edinburgh. His father was a lawyer – and an alcoholic. After the death of Grahame’s mother his father was incapable of raising his son and he was sent to live with his grandmother in Berkshire. Her house was set in a large garden by the River Thames and provided the background of The Wind in the Willows. He was educated at St Edward’s School, Oxford but was subsequently forced to join the Bank of England rather than realising his ambition of going up to Oxford University.

During his career at the bank, Grahame wrote articles for various journals. His books of essays, The Golden Age (1895) and its sequel, Dream Days (1898) depict an unsentimental picture of childhood, with the adults totally out of touch with the children’s needs and concerns.

Källa: Wordsworth Editions

Kenneth Grahame år 1910.