The Wind in the Willows PDF/EPUB ´ in the PDF/EPUB
- Kindle Edition
- 197 pages
- The Wind in the Willows
- Kenneth Grahame
- 23 February 2015 Kenneth Grahame
[PDF / EPUB] The Wind in the Willows “Believe me my young friend there is nothing—absolutely nothing—half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats”—the Water Rat to the MoleAn instant bestseller upon its initial pub “Believe me my young friend there is in the PDF/EPUB ç nothing—absolutely nothing—half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats”—the Water Rat to the MoleAn instant bestseller upon its initial publication in The Wind in the Willows has become one of the beloved stories of all time How could Ratty and Mole have known when they took to the river The Wind ePUB Ñ over one hundred years ago that they would begin a phenomenon that would produce one of the most oft uoted lines in British literature and inspire everyone from the creator of Winnie the Pooh to Pink Floyd Drawing from than a decade of research Annie Gauger one of the world’s leading experts on Kenneth Grahame and The Wind in the Willows now presents a fascinating new annotated edition that reintroduces readers to Otter curmudgeonly Badger and rollicking boastful Toad while revealing the secrets behind this treasured classicIn The Annotated Wind in the Willows readers will discover the sheer joy of the original text restored to the original version illustrated with hundreds of full color images—including the beloved drawings by E H Shepard and Arthur Rackham This edition also includes Shepard’s famous map of the Wild Wood and rarely seen images by illustrators Graham Robertson Paul Bransom Nancy Barnhart and Wyndham PayneIn an illuminating preface Gauger explains how Grahame came to write the novel which began as a bedtime story and then became a series of letters he wrote to his son Alastair This edition reproduces the original letters in their entirety and includes nearly a thousand delightful annotations on everything from automobiles Toad drove an Armstrong Hardcastle Special Eight and early motorcar etiuette to modern manifestations Disneyland’s Mr Toad’s Wild Ride She reveals how William John Cavendish Bentinck Scott the peculiar Fifth Duke of Portland built an extensive network of underground tunnels thus inspiring the character of Badger and she puts Grahame’s work in literary context comparing him to Dickens Rudyard Kipling A A Milne and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Finally new to this edition long buried in the Kenneth Grahame papers are the notes letters and writings by Alastair Grahame and his governess including several pieces by Kenneth Grahame himself that have never been published beforeWith a stunning lyrical tribute to Grahame by Brian Jacues the internationally best selling author of the Redwall series The Annotated Wind in the Willows should prove a most beautiful and enduring tribute to Grahame’s masterpiece.