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The Resource The man in the willows : the life of Kenneth Grahame, Matthew Dennison

The man in the willows : the life of Kenneth Grahame, Matthew Dennison

Label
The man in the willows : the life of Kenneth Grahame
Title
The man in the willows
Title remainder
the life of Kenneth Grahame
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Dennison
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During his regular days in London, Kenneth Grahame sat behind a mahogany desk as Secretary of the Bank of England; on weekends he retired to the house in the country that he shared with his fanciful wife, Elspeth, and their fragile son, Alistair, and took lengthy walks along the Thames in Berkshire, "tempted by the treasures of hedge and ditch; the rapt surprise of the first lords-and-ladies, the rustle of a field-mouse, the splash of a frog." The result of these pastoral wanderings was his masterful creation of The Wind in the Willows, the enduring classic of children's literature; a cautionary tale for adult readers; a warning of the fragility of the English countryside; and an expression of fear at threatened social changes that, in the aftermath of the World War I, became a reality. Like its remarkable author, the book balances maverick tendencies with conservatism. Kenneth Grahame was an Edwardian pantheist whose work has a timeless appeal, an escapist whose withdrawal from reality took the form of time travel into his own past" -- goodreads
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dennison, Matthew
Dewey number
  • 823.8
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4727
LC item number
.D46 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grahame, Kenneth
  • Authors, English
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures
Label
The man in the willows : the life of Kenneth Grahame, Matthew Dennison
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1083642354
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
227 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643130071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1083642354
Label
The man in the willows : the life of Kenneth Grahame, Matthew Dennison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1083642354
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
227 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643130071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1083642354

Library Locations

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