The Wind in the Willows - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

The Wind in the Willows - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

Author: Kenneth Grahame

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473365201

Page: 228

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‘The Wind in the Willows’ is a true classic of Children’s literature. It was penned by Kenneth Grahame (1859 – 1932) and first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animal characters in a traditional bucolic version of the English Thames valley. ‘The Wind in the Willows’ is a novel notable for its adventure, mysticism, morality and unceasing camaraderie; loved and appreciated more than a century after its initial publication. This text contains an introduction by A. A. Milne, the famed author of ‘Whinnie the Pooh’ and various other Children’s poems. It is also accompanied by a series of dazzling colour illustrations by Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). One of the most celebrated painters of the British Golden Age of Illustration (which encompassed the years from 1850 until the start of the First World War), Rackham’s artistry is quite simply, unparalleled. Throughout his career, he developed a unique stule, combining haunting humour with dream-like romance. Presented alongside the text of ‘Wind in the Willows’, his illustrations further refine and elucidate Grahame’s masterful storytelling. Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Wind in the Willows

An Illustrated Classic

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame

Publisher: Illustrated Classic

ISBN: 9781684120338

Page: 200

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A classic story of adventure, friendship, and morality beloved by generations of readers.
Categories: Fiction

The Wind in the Willows and Other Stories

The Wind in the Willows and Other Stories

Author: Kenneth Grahame

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1684127777

Page: 368

View: 7857

A timeless collection of stories told with a focus on children’s perspectives. Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows is an enduring classic of children’s literature, and has been beloved by readers of all ages since its publication in 1908. In addition to the delightful tale about the adventures of Mole, Ratty, Badger, and Toad—illustrated in full color by Arthur Rackham—this volume includes more than two dozen short stories from Grahame’s collections The Golden Age (1895) and Dream Days (1898), the latter of which contains Grahame’s most famous short story, “The Reluctant Dragon.” With an emphasis on childhood perspectives and often devoid of adult sentimentalities, Grahame’s stories focus on the concerns of youth—a focus that makes these stories endure in the hearts and minds of today's readers.
Categories: Fiction

The Illustrators of The Wind in the Willows, 1908-2008

The Illustrators of The Wind in the Willows, 1908-2008

Author: Carolyn Hares-Stryker

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: N.A

Page: 192

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"Read by children around the world since 1908, each edition of The Wind in the Willows is fondly remembered for its exceptional illustrations by artists such as Arthur Rackham, Ernest Shepard, Inga Moore, Robert Ingpenas. Over 90 artists are profiled, providing an overview of his life and artistic approach. A number of illustrations accompany most entries"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Education

The Annotated Wind in the Willows

The Annotated Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393057744

Page: 384

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A lavishly bound tribute to the classic children's tale is augmented by hundreds of famous images illuminating the adventures of Mole, Mr. Toad, and the story's other companions, in an edition that features story commentary, new material on Kenneth Grahame, and historical context notes.
Categories: Fiction

Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories

Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories

Author: Charles Perrault

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0804153698

Page: 146

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"Puss in Boots," "Blue Beard," "Tom Thumb," and other beloved fairy tale classics, as set down by the man who first rescued them from the oral tradition in the 17th century. Contains six color plates and 30 black-and-white illustrations.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Who Was That Woman Anyway?

Who Was That Woman Anyway?

Author: Aorewa McLeod

Publisher: Victoria University Press

ISBN: 0864739060

Page: 224

View: 8972

Emerging brittle and cynical from a wildly dysfunctional family, Ngaio careers from ice cream factory to children's home to Oxford to rehab. Along the way, she discovers herself and her sexuality -- at raucous parties with trainee nurses, in feminist encounter groups and Wiccan covens, in university classrooms and legendary sapphic hotspots. This novel delivers vivid and hilarious snapshots of late 20th Century lesbian life: witty, tender, frank.
Categories: Fiction

Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica

Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica

Author: Philip Larkin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571264611

Page: 496

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Philip Larkin met Monica Jones at University College Leicester in autumn 1946, when they were both twenty-four; he was the newly-appointed assistant librarian and she was an English lecturer. In 1950 Larkin moved to Belfast, and thence to Hull, while Monica remained in Leicester, becoming by turns his correspondent, lover and closest confidante, in a relationship which lasted over forty years until the poet's death in 1985. This remarkable unpublished correspondence only came to light after Monica Jones's death in 2001, and consists of nearly two thousand letters, postcards and telegrams, which chronicle - day by day, sometimes hour by hour - every aspect of Larkin's life and the convolutions of their relationship.
Categories: Literary Collections