The Annotated Wind in the Willows
written by Kenneth Graham
W. W. Norton and Company | ISBN 9780393057744
Hardback – 464 pages
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An instant bestseller on its initial publication in 1908, "The Wind in the Willows" is one of the greatest books in children's literature. Hundreds of illustrations illuminate the adventures of Mole, Mr Toad, Badger, Otter, Ratty and all the other favourite characters. In addition to notes on automobiles, picnics, gypsies, caravans, English mansions and peculiar dukes, scholar Annie Gauger has uncovered extraordinary new material on Grahame, his troubled family life and the origins of the story. Her preface puts Grahame's work in historical and literary context and she provides biographies of all the illustrators. With a stirring introduction by best-selling author Brian Jacques, "The Annotated Wind in the Willows" promises to become the authoritative edition of this classic work, published in time for the 150th anniversary of the author's birth.