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APA 6th ed. The novel was in its 31st printing when playwright A. Milne adapted part of it for the stage as Toad of Toad Hall in In , the first film adaptation was produced by Walt Disney as one of two segments in the package film The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr.
In his preface, A. Milne writes,. One can argue over the merits of most books, and in arguing understand the point of view of one's opponent. One may even come to the conclusion that possibly he is right after all. One does not argue about The Wind in the Willows.
The young man gives it to the girl with whom he is in love, and if she does not like it, asks her to return his letters. The older man tries it on his nephew, and alters his will accordingly.
The book is a test of character. We can't criticize it, because it is criticizing us. It is a Household Book; a book which everybody in the household loves, and quotes continually; A book which is read aloud to every new guest and is regarded as the touchstone of his worth. But I must give you one word of warning. When you sit down to it, don't be so ridiculous as suppose that you are sitting in judgement You are merely sitting in judgment on yourself.
You may be worthy: I don't know. But it is you who are on trial. When he was 5, his mother died from puerperal fever , and his father, who had a drinking problem, gave the care of his four children over to their grandmother, who lived in Cookham Dean in Berkshire.
There they lived in a spacious but dilapidated home, The Mount , in extensive grounds by the River Thames , and were introduced to the riverside and boating by their uncle, David Ingles, curate at Cookham Dean church.
At Christmas the chimney of the house collapsed and the children moved to Fern Hill Cottage in Cranbourne, Berkshire. In , their father tried to overcome his drinking problem and took the children back to live with him in Argyll , Scotland, but after a year they returned to their grandmother's house in Cranbourne, where Kenneth lived until he entered St Edward's School, Oxford in Edwards the boys were free to explore the old city with its quaint shops, historic buildings, and cobbled streets, St Giles' Fair , the idyllic upper reaches of the River Thames , and the nearby countryside.
Grahame married Elspeth Thomson, the daughter of Robert William Thomson in , when he was 40; the next year they had their only child, a boy named Alastair whose nickname was "Mouse" born premature, blind in one eye, and plagued by health problems throughout his life. In Grahame took early retirement from his job at the Bank of England and moved with his wife and son to an old farmhouse in Blewbury , where he used the bedtime stories he had told Alastair as a basis for the manuscript of The Wind in the Willows.
With the arrival of spring and fine weather outside, the good-natured Mole loses patience with spring cleaning. He has fled his underground home, emerging to take in the air and ends up at the river, which he has never seen before. Here he meets Rat a water vole , who at this time of year spends all his days in, on and close by the river. Rat takes Mole for a ride in his rowing boat.
Toad is rich, jovial, friendly and kindhearted, but aimless and conceited; he regularly becomes obsessed with current fads, only to abandon them abruptly. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.
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Ozy-O :. Oct 4, 1 0 4, 0. Hi Ozy-O I had this on tape as a kid, I'd really like to get it on mp3 so I can listen to it on my device. I found a tumblr site which could be yours, but I can't figure out how to download the audio.
Is there any chance you could hook me up? Many thanks Ed Ozy-O :. KarenPepys Estimable. Dec 15, 1 0 4, 0. It is for my young nephew who heard it on Tumblr and would be over the moon to have a complete copy. He soon discovers a small river community out in the country, and makes a new friend in Rat. After a long afternoon boating down the river, Rat invites Mole to live with him.
During that adventure, Mole also learns about Badger and Toad , and develops a curiosity to meet them both. Because Badger prefers to be alone, Rat takes Mole to meet Toad, a rich animal with a very short attention span.
He lives in a grand house called Toad Hall. Toad has recently taken up a number of different hobbies, and they learn about his newest: traveling around in a horse-drawn caravan. On their second day of travel, the caravan is run off the road by a fast-moving automobile.
Rat tries to take charge, since the caravan is wrecked, but Toad becomes instantly obsessed with the automobile and its speed. Neither Rat nor Mole can break him from his daze.
Months later, Mole sneaks out from Rat's home into the Wild Wood, despite his mentor's warnings. He hopes to find and meet Badger there. He soon enough gets lost and hides, terrified of various creatures he sees and hears there. Later, Rat wakes from his nap and realizes what Mole has done.The Wind in the Willows follows several animals throughout their adventures in the English countryside.. Chapter 1 - "The River Bank" One day while spring cleaning, Mole feels a sudden dissatisfaction and leaves his underground home. He soon discovers a small river community out in the country, and makes a new friend in xirobormamowecetinidemawal.coinfo a long afternoon boating down the river, Rat invites Mole to.