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Published: 29 July 2010

224 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199567560

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The Wind in the Willows

New Edition

Kenneth Grahame
Edited by Peter Hunt

Oxford World's Classics

  • The Wind in the Willows is one of the best-known classics of children's literature and yet it is primarily a book for adults. This new edition considers this conundrum and provides a wealth of fascinating contextual information about the book's author and its historical, cultural, and literary significance.
  • The Introduction by one of the foremost scholars of children's literature focuses on the book's status as a classic, and as both a self-portrait of Kenneth Grahame's psyche and the portrait of an age. It considers the book's general and specific influence on children's literature.
  • Explanatory Notes explore the sources of the book - biographical, psychological, geographical, and literary - and contain much new material.
  • Note on the Text recounts the history of the book from Grahame's letters to his son to final book publication.
  • Up-to-date bibliography.
  • Reproduces the text of the first British edition.
  • Introduction by Peter Hunt.
  • Up-to-date bibliography.
  • Note on the Text.
  • Explanatory Notes (previous edition had none).
  • Newly set text in a more attractive, larger typeface.

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