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The Wind in the Willows (Paperback) Loot Price: R286
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The Wind in the Willows (Paperback): Kenneth Grahame
The Wind in the Willows (Paperback): Kenneth Grahame

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The Wind in the Willows (Paperback)

Kenneth Grahame

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Does The Wind in the Willows <\i>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 <\i>(2008), displays a narcissistic streak: "This new edition brings The Wind in the Willows<\i>...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 <\i>makes an intriguing lagniappe. (selective resource list) (Literary analysis. Adult/professional) <\i> (Kirkus Reviews)
Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. 1st World Library-Literary Society is a non-profit educational organization. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring-cleaning his little home. First with brooms, then with dusters; then on ladders and steps and chairs, with a brush and a pail of whitewash; till he had dust in his throat and eyes, and splashes of whitewash all over his black fur, and an aching back and weary arms. Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing. It was small wonder, then, that he suddenly flung down his brush on the floor, said Bother ' and O blow ' and also Hang spring-cleaning ' and bolted out of the house without even waiting to put on his coat. Something up above was calling him imperiously, and he made for the steep little tunnel which answered in his case to the gravelled carriage-drive owned by animals whose residences are nearer to the sun and air. So he scraped and scratched and scrabbled and scrooged and then he scrooged again and scrabbled and scratched and scraped, working busily with his little paws and muttering to himself, Up we go Up we go ' till at last, pop his snout came out into the sunlight, and he found himself rolling in the warm grass of a great meadow.

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Imprint: 1st World Library - Literary Society
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2004
First published: September 2004
Authors: Kenneth Grahame
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-1-59540-046-8
Barcode: 9781595400468
Categories: Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction > Classic fiction
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun > Classic Fiction
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LSN: 1-59540-046-X

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