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Ò The Wind in the Willows ☆ Download by ì Kenneth Grahame So fun and whimsical 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 family of parentless children, were collected in one volume calledThe Golden Agein 1895 He followed this up in 1898 withDream Days , a sequel, which was evensuccessful, and established him as a writer with a special insight i 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 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, and lives in his country house Toad is an irresponsible figure, taking up foolish hobbies of So fun and whimsical 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 family of parentless children, were collected in one volume calledThe Golden Agein 1895 He followed this up in 1898 withDream Days , a sequel, which was evensuccessful, and established him as a writer with a special insight i 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 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, and lives in his country house Toad is an irresponsible figure, taking up foolish hobbies of 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 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 grabs a carving knife from the dining table and wittily disembowels him BADGER Thanks, ToadTWO MORE STOATS have meanwhile advanced on TOAD BADGER amusingly decapitate One Of The Most Celebrated Works Of Classic Literature For ChildrenMeet Little Mole, Willful Ratty, Badger The Perennial Bachelor, And Petulant Toad Over One Hundred Years Since Their First Appearance In , 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 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 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 just find it tediously boring I ve tried it three times, and after about twelve pages I sigh, put it down, and pick up something else Perhaps my father needed to have read it to me when I was young.
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 to spend the time describing a pleasant boating holiday down the river If it wasn t for the scenes with the Wonderful Toad, the Fantastic Toad there would be very little excitement indeed.
However, it is the bond of friendship and the love of homely pleasures that entices us to read on I gave it 3 stars, because I liked The Wind in the Willows Noand no less,



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 grabs a carving knife from the dining table and wittily disembowels him BADGER Thanks, ToadTWO MORE STOATS have meanwhile advanced on TOAD BADGER amusingly decapitate 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 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 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 just find it tediously boring I ve tried it three times, and after about twelve pages I sigh, put it down, and pick up something else Perhaps my father needed to have read it to me when I was young.
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 to spend the time describing a pleasant boating holiday down the river If it wasn t for the scenes with the Wonderful Toad, the Fantastic Toad there would be very little excitement indeed.
However, it is the bond of friendship and the love of homely pleasures that entices us to read on I gave it 3 stars, because I liked The Wind in the Willows Noand no less,

Kenneth Grahame

Ò The Wind in the Willows ☆ Download by ì Kenneth Grahame Kenneth Grahame was a British writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows 1908 , one of the classics of children s literature He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon both books were later adapted into Disney films.