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Kenneth Grahame (1859–1932)

Autor(a) de The Wind in the Willows

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About the Author

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 de Kenneth Grahame

The Wind in the Willows (1908) 23,384 cópias
The Reluctant Dragon (1898) 1,828 cópias
The Golden Age (1895) 506 cópias
Dream Days (1898) 425 cópias
Bertie's Escapade (1949) 44 cópias
Pagan Papers (1898) 42 cópias
The Kenneth Grahame book (1895) 39 cópias
The Golden Age & Dream Days (1962) 37 cópias
Mole's Christmas (1982) 33 cópias
Dragons and Other Beasts (2004) 30 cópias
The Cambridge Book of Poetry for Children (1916) — Editor — 23 cópias
A Hundred Fables of Aesop (1984) 23 cópias
Tales From The Wind in the Willows (1995) — original story author — 21 cópias
The Headswoman (2010) 16 cópias
Duck Song (1863) 13 cópias
Christmas Book at Bedtime (2000) 9 cópias
Duck's Ditty (2018) 7 cópias
Wind in the Willows (1991) 6 cópias
The Adventures of Mr Toad (1987) 6 cópias
Toad's Tale (1982) 5 cópias
Wind in the Willows [1988 TV movie] — Original book — 4 cópias
Lost in the Wild Wood (2001) 3 cópias
Tuulesahin pajudes (2018) 3 cópias
Wind In The Willows: Ll & R (1986) 2 cópias
Fun O'The Fair 2 cópias
Herr Padda (1991) 2 cópias
Szél lengeti a fűzfákat (1988) 2 cópias
Mr Toad's adventures (1996) 2 cópias
Wind in the Willows Frieze (1996) 2 cópias
IL DRAGO RILUTTANTE 1 exemplar(es)
Die Wind in die Wilgers 1 exemplar(es)
Discover The Wonder (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
The Reluctant Dragon 1 exemplar(es)
GIÓ ĐÙA TRONG LIỄU 1 exemplar(es)
Find A Way Back 1 exemplar(es)
Collected Works of Kenneth Grahame (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Mosha e artë 1 exemplar(es)
Wind in den Weiden 1 exemplar(es)
Non Libri Sed Liberi 1 exemplar(es)
Sogutlukte Ruzgar (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Wind in the Willows 1 exemplar(es)
Il cassetto segreto (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
The Reluctant Dragon: Play (1988) 1 exemplar(es)
Vypraveni pod vrbou (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
Det susar i säven 2 1 exemplar(es)
The Kenneth Grahame MEGAPACK® (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
Stories From Andersen 1 exemplar(es)
A Viagem do Senhor Sapo 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Wind in the Willows (Inga Moore) (1984) — Story — 601 cópias
The Victorian Fairytale Book (1988) — Contribuinte — 460 cópias
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (1993) — Contribuinte — 366 cópias
The Wind in the Willows [abridged - Classic Starts] (2007) — original story author — 242 cópias
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad [1949 film] (1949) — Original story — 233 cópias
The Golden Treasury of Children's Literature Set (1961) — Contribuinte — 209 cópias
Ladybird Classics: The Wind in the Willows (1983) — Story — 170 cópias
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (2019) — Contribuinte — 164 cópias
The Young Folks' Shelf of Books, Volume 03: Magic in the Air (1962) — Contribuinte — 160 cópias
Ghost Stories (1991) — Contribuinte — 140 cópias
A Literary Christmas: An Anthology (2013) — Contribuinte — 132 cópias
Victorian Fairy Tales: The Revolt of the Fairies and Elves (1987) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias
Poems of Early Childhood (Childcraft) (1923) — Contribuinte — 117 cópias
The Adventures of Mr. Toad (Disney's Wonderful World of Reading) (1981) — Original story — 109 cópias
The Penguin Book of Dragons (2021) — Contribuinte — 108 cópias
The Wind in the Willows (Michael Bishop) (1985) — Story — 94 cópias
The Wind in the Willows #2: The Open Road (1988) — original storyteller — 94 cópias
Victorian Fairy Tales (2014) — Contribuinte — 86 cópias
Told Under the Christmas Tree (1941) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
The Wind in the Willows: The River Bank (1984) — original source author — 75 cópias
The Reluctant Dragon [1941 film] (1941) — Original story — 65 cópias
The Paganism Reader (2004) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
The Wind in the Willows #1: The Riverbank (Easy Reader Classics) (No. 1) (2006) — original storyteller — 62 cópias
The Wind in the Willows #3: The Wild Wood (Easy Reader Classics) (No. 3) (2007) — original storyteller — 49 cópias
A Season of Joy: Favorite Stories and Poems for Christmas (1987) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
More Adventures With Mr. Toad (Kenneth Grahame's the Wind in the Willows) (1982) — original story author — 37 cópias
Wild Wood, The (1990) — original storyteller — 35 cópias
The Reluctant Dragon (2004) — Autor — 35 cópias
Round the Christmas Fire: Festive Stories (2013) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
The Wind in the Willows [2006 film] — Original book — 33 cópias
Mr. Toad Comes Home (1990) — original storyteller — 31 cópias
The Wild Wood (1992) — original storyteller — 31 cópias
The Wind in the Willows: The Battle for Toad Hall (1990) — original source author — 31 cópias
The Open Road (Wind in the Willows, Book 1) (1987) — original storyteller; original storyteller — 29 cópias
The Wind in the Willows [1949 short film] (1949) — Original story — 28 cópias
The Horned God: Weird Tales of the Great God Pan (2022) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
The River Bank (1990) — original storyteller — 27 cópias
The Animals' Christmas (1944) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Home Sweet Home (Wind in the Willows) (1993) — original storyteller — 25 cópias
Mr. Toad (The wind in the willows library) (1990) — original storyteller — 23 cópias
The Wind in the Willows (2014) — original story author — 18 cópias
The Wind in the Willows: The wild wood (adapted ∙ boardbook) (1990) — original story author — 18 cópias
The Wind in the Willows #6: Restless Rat (Easy Reader Classics) (2010) — original storyteller — 16 cópias
The Wind in the Willows #5: Sneaky Toad (Easy Reader Classics) (2010) — original storyteller — 14 cópias
Dreams and Wonders: Stories from the Dawn of Modern Fantasy (2010) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Little Treasury of the Wind in the Willows (Little treasuries) (1995) — original source author — 13 cópias
The Wind in the Willows: The Complete First Series (2005) — original story author — 12 cópias
Short Stories of To-Day (1924) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Wind in the Willows: The River Bank (Board Book) (1969) — original story — 10 cópias
The Wind in the Willows [2006 film] — Original book — 10 cópias
Little Otter is Missing (Wind in the Willows Library) (1995) — original storyteller — 10 cópias
The Wind in the Willows Library: (Slip Case Set of 4 Titles) (1867) — original storyteller — 10 cópias
The Country Child (1992) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Spring World, Awake: Stories, Poems, and Essays (1970) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
The Adventures of Mr. Toad (1995) — original storyteller — 8 cópias
Wind in the Willows Board Book: River Bank (1990) — original story author — 8 cópias
Time to Be Young: Great Stories of the Growing Years (1945) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Return to Toad Hall (Tales from the "Wind in the Willows") (1995) — original story author — 4 cópias
The Wind in The Willows: The Complete Second Series (2005) — Original book — 3 cópias
Short Stories of the Past (1950) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
The Reluctant Dragon [1941 short film] — Original story — 2 cópias
The WInd in the Willows: Four Storybook Adventures (1993) — original storyteller — 1 exemplar(es)
The Reluctant Dragon [1960 Shirley Temple Storybook TV episode] (1960) — Original story — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
Holywell Cemetery, St Cross Church, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
País (para 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
Pequena biografia
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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The Wind in the Willows em British & Irish Children's Fiction (Outubro 2009)


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 | outras 326 resenhas | 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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