Kenneth Grahame: An Innocent in the Wild Wood Alison Prince

ISBN: 9780850318296

Published: October 1st 1995


384 pages


Kenneth Grahame: An Innocent in the Wild Wood  by  Alison Prince

Kenneth Grahame: An Innocent in the Wild Wood by Alison Prince
October 1st 1995 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 384 pages | ISBN: 9780850318296 | 6.57 Mb

The Wind in the Willows needs no introduction, children have enjoyed the exploits of its characters for generations. Few would guess that its author, Kenneth Grahame, was a tortured soul. Marriage to the predatory Elspeth Thomson, when both seemed destined for the single life, was a shared fantasy of invented truth.

Out of that union came a catastrophically spoiled son, Mouse, for whom that greatest of childrens stories was written. It was the childs tragedy that he was sucked into the unreality of his parents lives and did not survive it, ending his life in suicide.Alison Prince brings her own highly acclaimed expertise as a childrens writer to this remarkably perceptive biography of Kenneth Grahame, this first in over thirty-five years.

Drawing on hitherto unpublished material she uncovers layer upon layer of Grahames personality to reveal the truth behind the myth of this intriguing man, in short the tortured soul of Mr. Toad.

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