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Kenneth Grahame (1859–1932)

Autor(a) de The Wind in the Willows

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Kenneth Grahame was born in Edinburgh on March 3, 1859. When he was five years old, his mother died of scarlet fever and he nearly died himself, of the same disease. His father became an alcoholic and sent the children to Berkshire to live with relatives. They were later reunited with their father, mostrar mais but after a failed year, the children never heard from him again. Sometime later, one of his brothers died at the age of fifteen. He attended St. Edward's School as a child and intended to go on to Oxford University, but his relatives wanted him to go into banking. He worked in his uncle's office, in Westminster, for two years then went to work at the Bank of England as a clerk in 1879. He spent nearly thirty years there and became the Secretary of the Bank at the age of thirty-nine. He retired from the bank right before The Wind in the Willows was published in 1908. He wrote essays on topics that included smoking, walking and idleness. Many of the essays were published as the book Pagan Papers (1893) and the five orphan characters featured in the papers were developed into the books The Golden Age (1895) and Dream Days (1898). The Wind in the Willows (1908) was based on bedtime stories and letters to his son and it is where the characters Rat, Badger, Mole and Toad were created. In 1930, Milne's stage version was brought to another audience in Toad of Toad Hall. Grahame died on July 6, 1932. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Kenneth Grahame

The Wind in the Willows (1908) 23,387 exemplares
The Reluctant Dragon (1898) 1,828 exemplares
The Golden Age (1895) 506 exemplares
Dream Days (1898) 425 exemplares
The Annotated Wind in the Willows (2009) 221 exemplares
The Wind in the Willows, abridged (1996) 134 exemplares
The River Bank and Other Stories (1800) 65 exemplares
Bertie's Escapade (1949) 44 exemplares
Pagan Papers (1898) 42 exemplares
The Kenneth Grahame book (1895) 39 exemplares
The Golden Age & Dream Days (1962) 37 exemplares
Mole's Christmas (1982) 33 exemplares
Dragons and Other Beasts (2004) 30 exemplares
The Cambridge Book of Poetry for Children (1916) — Editor — 23 exemplares
A Hundred Fables of Aesop (1984) 23 exemplares
Tales From The Wind in the Willows (1995) — original story author — 21 exemplares
MY LITTLE WIND IN THE WILLOWS (2004) 17 exemplares
The Headswoman (2010) 16 exemplares
Duck Song (1863) 13 exemplares
Christmas Book at Bedtime (2000) 9 exemplares
Dragon Tales (Junior Classics) (2009) 9 exemplares
Duck's Ditty (2018) 7 exemplares
Wind in the Willows (1991) 6 exemplares
The Adventures of Mr Toad (1987) 6 exemplares
Toad's Tale (1982) 5 exemplares
Wind in the Willows [1988 TV movie] — Original book — 4 exemplares
Lost in the Wild Wood (2001) 3 exemplares
Wind in the Willows Workbook (1989) 3 exemplares
Wind in the Willows (Take Part) (1975) 3 exemplares
Tuulesahin pajudes (2018) 3 exemplares
Wind In The Willows: Ll & R (1986) 2 exemplares
The Classic Fantasy Collection (2019) 2 exemplares
Fun O'The Fair 2 exemplares
Of Smoking. From the Book Pagan Papers — Autor — 2 exemplares
Herr Padda (1991) 2 exemplares
Szél lengeti a fűzfákat (1988) 2 exemplares
Mr Toad's adventures (1996) 2 exemplares
Wind in the Willows Frieze (1996) 2 exemplares
Discover The Wonder (1992) 1 exemplar
Find A Way Back 1 exemplar
Mosha e artë 1 exemplar
Wind in den Weiden 1 exemplar
Sogutlukte Ruzgar (2011) 1 exemplar
Il cassetto segreto (1993) 1 exemplar
The Reluctant Dragon: Play (1988) 1 exemplar
Vypraveni pod vrbou (1998) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Wind in the Willows (Inga Moore) (1984) — Story — 601 exemplares
The Victorian Fairytale Book (1988) — Contribuidor — 460 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (1993) — Contribuidor — 366 exemplares
The Wind in the Willows [abridged - Classic Starts] (2007) — original story author — 242 exemplares
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad [1949 film] (1949) — Original story — 233 exemplares
The Golden Treasury of Children's Literature Set (1961) — Contribuidor — 209 exemplares
Ladybird Classics: The Wind in the Willows (1983) — Story — 170 exemplares
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (2019) — Contribuidor — 164 exemplares
The Young Folks' Shelf of Books, Volume 03: Magic in the Air (1962) — Contribuidor — 160 exemplares
Ghost Stories (1991) — Contribuidor — 140 exemplares
A Literary Christmas: An Anthology (2013) — Contribuidor — 132 exemplares
Victorian Fairy Tales: The Revolt of the Fairies and Elves (1987) — Contribuidor — 126 exemplares
Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy, Volume 3: Cosmic Knights (1954) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares
Poems of Early Childhood (Childcraft) (1923) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Dragons (2021) — Contribuidor — 109 exemplares
The Adventures of Mr. Toad (Disney's Wonderful World of Reading) (1981) — Original story — 109 exemplares
The Wind in the Willows (Michael Bishop) (1985) — Story — 94 exemplares
The Wind in the Willows #2: The Open Road (1988) — original storyteller — 94 exemplares
Victorian Fairy Tales (2014) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
Told Under the Christmas Tree (1941) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
The Wind in the Willows: The River Bank (1984) — original source author — 75 exemplares
The Reluctant Dragon [1941 film] (1941) — Original story — 65 exemplares
The Paganism Reader (2004) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
The Wind in the Willows #1: The Riverbank (Easy Reader Classics) (No. 1) (2006) — original storyteller — 62 exemplares
The Wind in the Willows #3: The Wild Wood (Easy Reader Classics) (No. 3) (2007) — original storyteller — 49 exemplares
A Season of Joy: Favorite Stories and Poems for Christmas (1987) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
The Wind in the Willows #4: Home Sweet Home (Easy Reader Classics) (No. 4) (1995) — original storyteller — 45 exemplares
More Adventures With Mr. Toad (Kenneth Grahame's the Wind in the Willows) (1982) — original story author — 37 exemplares
Wild Wood, The (1990) — original storyteller — 35 exemplares
The Reluctant Dragon (2004) — Autor — 35 exemplares
Round the Christmas Fire: Festive Stories (2013) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
The Wind in the Willows [2006 film] — Original book — 33 exemplares
Mr. Toad Comes Home (1990) — original storyteller — 31 exemplares
The Wild Wood (1992) — original storyteller — 31 exemplares
The Wind in the Willows: The Battle for Toad Hall (1990) — original source author — 31 exemplares
The Open Road (Wind in the Willows, Book 1) (1987) — original storyteller; original storyteller — 29 exemplares
The Wind in the Willows [1949 short film] (1949) — Original story — 28 exemplares
The Horned God: Weird Tales of the Great God Pan (2022) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
The River Bank (1990) — original storyteller — 27 exemplares
The Animals' Christmas (1944) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Home Sweet Home (Wind in the Willows) (1993) — original storyteller — 25 exemplares
Mr. Toad (The wind in the willows library) (1990) — original storyteller — 23 exemplares
The Wind in the Willows (2014) — original story author — 18 exemplares
The Wind in the Willows: The wild wood (adapted ∙ boardbook) (1990) — original story author — 18 exemplares
The Wind in the Willows #6: Restless Rat (Easy Reader Classics) (2010) — original storyteller — 16 exemplares
The Wind in the Willows #5: Sneaky Toad (Easy Reader Classics) (2010) — original storyteller — 14 exemplares
Dreams and Wonders: Stories from the Dawn of Modern Fantasy (2010) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Little Treasury of the Wind in the Willows (Little treasuries) (1995) — original source author — 13 exemplares
The Wind in the Willows: The Complete First Series (2005) — original story author — 12 exemplares
Short Stories of To-Day (1924) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Wind in the Willows: The River Bank (Board Book) (1969) — original story — 10 exemplares
The Wind in the Willows [2006 film] — Original book — 10 exemplares
Little Otter is Missing (Wind in the Willows Library) (1995) — original storyteller — 10 exemplares
The Wind in the Willows Library: (Slip Case Set of 4 Titles) (1867) — original storyteller — 10 exemplares
The Country Child (1992) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Spring World, Awake: Stories, Poems, and Essays (1970) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
The Adventures of Mr. Toad (1995) — original storyteller — 8 exemplares
Wind in the Willows Board Book: River Bank (1990) — original story author — 8 exemplares
Time to Be Young: Great Stories of the Growing Years (1945) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Return to Toad Hall (Tales from the "Wind in the Willows") (1995) — original story author — 4 exemplares
The Wind in The Willows: The Complete Second Series (2005) — Original book — 3 exemplares
Short Stories of the Past (1950) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The Reluctant Dragon [1941 short film] — Original story — 2 exemplares
The WInd in the Willows: Four Storybook Adventures (1993) — original storyteller — 1 exemplar
The Reluctant Dragon [1960 Shirley Temple Storybook TV episode] (1960) — Original story — 1 exemplar


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Data de nascimento
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Holywell Cemetery, St Cross Church, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
País (no mapa)
Scotland, UK
Local de nascimento
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Local de falecimento
Pangbourne, Berkshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Pangbourne, Berkshire, England, UK
Blewbury, England, UK
St. Edward's School, Oxford, England
secretary (Bank of England)
short-story writer
Hope, Anthony (cousin)
Robertson, W. Graham (house share)
London Scottish Regiment
Bank of England

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Married to Elspeth Grahame, with one son, Alistair Graham.
British author and banker. Educated at St. Edward’s School, Oxford. He was orphaned at an early age and brought up by his grandmother. His family unable to afford the cost of university he took up a career with the Bank of England where he stayed until ill health caused his retirement, in his late forties, in 1907. During the banking days he wrote (and had published) essays and poems in his spare time. Among his books were Pagan Papers (1893), The Golden Age (1895), Dream Days (1898) and then… The Wind in the Willows (1908) which started life as a bedtime serial tale for his son Alastair.



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AnkaraLibrary | Feb 29, 2024 |
Enchanting and moving. This ageless classic (1908) with its Shinto-like quality embodies a deep respect for the spirits of nature, culminating in the presence of Pan. Here the river is a friend and not a resource. Yes, it can be regarded as a book for children, and I've read some of the Marxist, homoerotic, feminist critiques, but I found it spoke to me about community, kindness, civility, and above all - home.
We others, who have long lost the more subtle of the physical senses, have not even proper terms to express an animal’s intercommunications with his surroundings, living or otherwise, and have only the word ‘smell’ for instance, to include the whole range of delicate thrills which murmur in the nose of the animal night and day, summoning, warning, inciting, repelling. p.67
Home is the grounding force beyond which even migratory creatures feel lost and out of place. Home is augmented by food, and like Enid Blyton, Kenneth Grahame treats us.
...he took care to include a yard of long French bread, a suasage out of which the garlic sang, some cheese which lay down and creid, and a long-necked straw-covered flask contaning bottled sunshine ched and garnered on far Southern slopes. p. 139.
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simonpockley | 326 outras críticas | Feb 25, 2024 |
Kjo vepër qëndron përkrah aventurës së shkëlqyeshme të po këtij autori – “Era mes Shelgjeve” – dhe personazhet janë po aq intrigues sa Zhabani, Miu, Baldosku dhe Urithi, duke e kthyer Keneth Grehëmin në një ndër klasikët e letërsisë për fëmijë.
BibliotekaFeniks | Feb 5, 2024 |
This is a really fantastic book that I read as a child and it’s great for another read. This is a great book for both children and adults will also love it.
laurelzito | Jan 28, 2024 |


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