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The Wind in the Willows Since its first publication in 1908, generations of adults and children have cherished Kenneth Grahame s classic, The Wind in the Willows . For in this entrancing, lyrical world of gurgling rivers and whispering reeds live four of the wisest, wittiest, noblest, and most lovable creatures in all literature Rat, Mole, Badger, and Toad of Toad Hall Like true adventurers, they glory in life s simplest pleasures and natural wonders But it is Toad, cocky and irrepressible in his goggles and overcoat, whose passion for motorcars represents the free and fearless spirit in all of us just as it s Toad s downfall that inspires the others to test Grahame s most precious theme the miracle of loyalty and friendship From the Paperback edition. Best Read [ The Wind in the Willows ] author [ Kenneth Grahame ] – wholesalesweetshop.co.uk

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  1. 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 like it, he asks her to return his letters The old man tries it on his nephew, and alters his will accordingly When you sit down to read it, don t be so ridiculous as to suppose you are sitting in 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 like it, he asks her to return his letters The old man tries it on his nephew, and alters his will accordingly When you sit down to read it, don t be so ridiculous as to suppose you are sitting in judgment on my taste, or on the art of Kenneth Grahame You are merely sitting in judgment on yourself You may be worthy I don t know But it is you who are on trial Milne s comments may seem overly grave, especially to those familiar with Grahame s lighthearted, whimsical, occasionally mystical, story of Mole and Water Rat s genteel life on the bank of the River and the adventures of the incorrigible and ridiculous and hig...

  2. So fun and whimsical

  3. An Edwardian children s book that ends with the reimposition by force of the traditional squirearchical social order on the upstart lower orders as represented by Weasels, Stoats and Ferrets.It is a through introduction to traditional British conservatism, of the Country Life rather than the Economist variety, for children with a side order of mild paganism As such is an unwitting counterpoint to The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.As with How to Read Donald Duck, once you look at it and shrug An Edwardian children s book that ends with the reimposition by force of the traditional squirearchical social order on the upstart lower orders as represented by Weasels, Stoats and Ferrets.It is a through introduction to traditional British conservatism, of the Country Life rather than the Economist variety, for children with a side order of mild paganism As such is an unwitting counterpoint to The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.As with How to Read Donald Duck, once you look at it and shrug off the view that it is just a children s book then the values on show are not so nice What is it that readers are asked to feel nostalgia for This was published in 1908, before Lloyd George prepared his The People s Budget in 1909 10, before The Parliament Act of 1911 and at the same time as women were agitat...

  4. 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 Wind in the Willows is an elegant parable about class struggle, about the dangers of decadant country house living in the face of powerful revolutionary forces There are maybe four generations in the 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 Wind in the Willows is an elegant parable about class struggle, about the dangers of decadant country house living in the face of powerful revolutionary forces There are maybe four generations in the story There is the young man Ratty, a gentle sort of chap who spends his time messing about in boats He is joined by the younger, less experienced Mole Mole may even be petty bourgeois, but he proves himself to be stout hearted for all that Mr Toad, however, has come into his inheritance...

  5. Some of the best children s classics have started with an adult inventing stories to tell to a childAlice s Adventures in Wonderland , Winnie the Pooh , Peter Panand evenWatership Downall began this way, as did many others The Wind in the Willows is another such Like them, it is a novel which can be read on many levels, and arguably has a hidden subtext And like some others, its writing was prompted by a family tragedy.Kenneth Grahame had already established himself as a talented w Some of the best children s classics have started with an adult inventing stories to tell to a childAlice s Adventures in Wonderland , Winnie the Pooh , Peter Panand evenWatership Downall began this way, as did many others The Wind in the Willows is another such Like them, it is a novel which can be read on many levels, and arguably has a hidden subtext And like some others, its writing was prompted by a family tragedy.Kenneth Grahame had already established himself as a talented writer, and had considerable literary success in the 1890s He regularly published stories in literary magazines These stories about a f...

  6. PART TWO OF PETER JACKSON S THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS CONCLUSIONNight Toad Hall, interior STEPHEN FRY as TOAD and ORLANDO BLOOM as BADGER are in the middle of a wild mel e with numerous STOATS and WEASELS BADGER It s no good, Toad There s too many of themWith a blow of his cudgel, he knocks a WEASEL into the open fire TOAD We can hold them off, Badger old chapEVANGELINE LILLY as a HOT BADGER BABE crashes through the window and lands next to them BADGERChoked with emotionYou ca PART TWO OF PETER JACKSON S THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS CONCLUSIONNight Toad Hall, interior STEPHEN FRY as TOAD and ORLANDO BLOOM as BADGER are in the middle of a wild mel e with numerous STOATS and WEASELS BADGER It s no good, Toad There s too many of themWith a blow of his cudgel, he knocks a WEASEL into the open fire TOAD We can hold them off, Badger old chapEVANGELINE LILLY as a HOT BADGER BABE crashes through the window and lands next to them BADGERChoked with emotionYou came back.HOT BADGER BABE BadgerFor a moment, they just look at each other A STOAT tries to take advantage of their inattention to sneak up on them from behind, but TOAD grab...

  7. A genuinely refreshing little romp through tunnels pastures Zen is something that s somehow very surprisingly reached This is the ultimate impression the reader is left with.Outstanding, engaging andfun than Aesop s menagerie, it moralizes vaguely on fidelity, the value of friendships associations The final sentence even addresses finally the main target audience the lil tykes and treasured ones and even sustains with the theory that looks may be deceiving A genuinely refreshing little romp through tunnels pastures Zen is something that s somehow very surprisingly reached This is the ultimate impression the reader is left with.Outstanding, engaging andfun than Aesop s menagerie, it moralizes vaguely on fidelity, the value of friendships associations The final sentence even addresses finally the main target audience the lil tykes and treasured ones and even sustains with the theory that looks may be deceiving the Badger is ultimately not the savage beast you may ve erroneously predicted.Sure, it is rife with discrepancies a world where humans speak animal animals speak human The aid of humans is, I will admit KAhYYute There is wisdom in this, far surpassing anything in Disney s imaginarium The animals begin to hear a single string, a musical undertone, this drives their natures and certainly seals their fates Which are you Adventurous Toad Impressionable Mole Generous Badger otter fox washer wo...

  8. 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 on What It Means To Be A Child tell us that children don t have preconceptions and thus accept thingsreadily, being shaped only by the prejudices of adults I assume most people would use that arg 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 on What It Means To Be A Child tell us that children don t have preconceptions and thus accept thingsreadily, being shaped only by the prejudices of adults I assume most people would use that argument against what I am about to say, to wit, that this book makes no sense The Wind in the Willows wobbles along the line between fantasy and realistic fable On one hand, there are talking animals On the other hand, there are humans, railroads, motor cars, and jails Sometimes the animals just live their lives along the riverbank or in the woods, doing very animalish things like migra...

  9. This is one of those books I want to love I REALLY, really want to love this book I ve read so many essays by book lovers who have fond, childhood memories of being read this by their father, or who ushered in spring each year by taking this book to a grassy field and reading this in the first warm breezes of May I want to find the tea and boating and wooded English countryside to be slow yet sonoriously comforting, like a Bach cello suite or a warm cup of cider on a cool April night But I j This is one of those books I want to love I REALLY, really want to love this book I ve read so many essays by book lovers who have fond, childhood memories of being read this by their father, or who ushered in spring each year by taking this book to a grassy field and reading this in the first warm breezes of May I want to find the tea and boating and wooded English countryside to be slow yet s...

  10. 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 hearty frivolity as Toad s is frowned upon to the utmost Unfortunately this goes for the author, too Kenneth Grahame s plots are not terribly gripping due to their lack of depth He seems pleased rather 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 hearty frivolity as Toad s is frowned upon to the utmost Unfortunately this goes for the author, too Kenneth Grahame s plots are not terribly ...

  11. They don t write books like The Wind in the Willows any Today s books for children are sly rhymes, action and social engineering Wind belongs to an older,innocent time when even accomplished men such as Kenneth Grahame, A A Milne and J R R Tolkien invented stories for their children Stories which over the years became classics of literature Wind isn t a fairy tale so much as it s life told for those who will inherit it Told by those who love the inheritors.Even if you ve read They don t write books like The Wind in the Willows any Today s books for children are sly rhymes, action and social engineering Wind belongs to an older,innocent time when even accomplished men such as Kenneth Grahame, A A Milne and J R R Tolkien invented stories for their children Stories which over the years became classics of literature Wind isn t a fairy tale so much as it s life told for those who will inherit it Told by those who love the inheritors.Even if you ve read it before especially if you ve seen...

  12. And with just 6 hours to spare the 2017 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge has been completed The prompt A book you bought on a trip.A whimsical classic tale featuring Mole, Rat, Badger and Toad We have sheltered Mole, venturing out to see the river with Rat There s the stodgy old Badger who turns out to be muchwarmhearted than anticipated The fanciful Toad learns several valuable life lessons one of which requires the garb of a grandmother during a prison escape Charming, fun and a bit c And with just 6 hours to spare the 2017 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge has been completed The prompt A book you bought on a trip.A whimsical classic tale featuring Mole, Rat, Badger and Toad We have sheltered Mole, venturing out to see the river with Rat There s the stodgy old Badger who turns out to be muchwarmhearted than anticipate...

  13. Having first read this so many years ago, I found myself revisiting it with joy and some incredulity that it s still seen as a children s book It s sublime the poetry of the prose the descriptions of the natural world the sly PG Wodehouse humour, and most of all the jewel like clarity of that very little world the Riverbank the Wild Wood the World Beyond a kind of blur on the distant horizon The characters are marvellous combining some wonderful comic dialogue which I can t help heari Having first read this so many years ago, I found myself revisiting it with joy and some incredulity that it s still seen as a children s book It s sublime the poetry of the prose the descriptions of the natural world the sly PG Wodehouse humour, and most of all the jewel like clarity of that very little world the Riverbank the Wild Wood the World Beyond a kind of blur on the distant horizon The characters are marvellous combining some wonderful comic dialogue which I can t help hearing in Alan Bennett s voice with some genuinely terrific insights into addiction, alcoholism and male mid life crises Toad depres...