Kenneth Grahame

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Kenneth Grahame (March 8, 1859 - July 6, 1932) was an Scottish novelist.

Grahame was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is most famous for writing The Wind in the Willows (1908), one of the classics of children's literature and originally written for his son who shared the waywardness of Toad of Toad Hall (a principal character).

Grahame was orphaned as a child and went to live with his grandmother in England. He was an outstanding student at St. Edward's School in Oxford and wanted to attend Oxford University but was not allowed to do so by his guardian on grounds of cost. Instead he was sent to work at the Bank of England which he did until retiring in 1907 due to ill health. His marriage was unhappy and his only son committed suicide.

He died in Pangbourne, Berkshire, England.

Bibliography

  • Pagan Papers (1893)(Gutenberg text (http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=5319))
  • The Golden Age (1895) (Gutenberg text (http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=291))
  • Dream Days (1898) (Gutenberg text (http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=270))
  • The Wind in the Willows (1908) (Gutenberg text (http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=289))

External links

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