Kenneth Grahame

Kenneth Grahame (grā´əm), 1859–1931, English author. He was a secretary in the Bank of England from 1908 until 1918. His works, noted for their humor and charm, include The Golden Age (1895) and Dream Days (1898), scenes of his childhood in England, and the children's classic The Wind in the Willows (1908). Grahame also compiled the Cambridge Book of Poetry for Young People (1916).

See his biography, with letters and unpublished work by P. R. Chalmers (1933, repr. 1971); Inventing Wonderland (1995) by J. Wullschläger.

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

First Whisper of "The Wind in the Willows"
Kenneth Grahame; Elspeth Grahame.
J.B. Lippincott Company, 1945
FREE! The Golden Age
Kenneth Grahame.
John Lane, 1895
The Fantastic Sublime: Romanticism and Transcendence in Nineteenth-Century Children's Fantasy Literature
David Sandner.
Greenwood Press, 1996
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 7 "The Fantastic Sublime in Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows"
The Natural History of Make-Believe: A Guide to the Principal Works of Britain, Europe, and America
John Goldthwaite.
Oxford University Press, 1996
Librarian’s tip: "The Wind in the Willows (1908)" begins on p. 319
The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature
Humphrey Carpenter; Mari Prichard.
Oxford University Press, 1999
Librarian’s tip: "Grahame, Kenneth (1859-1932)" begins on p. 216
Green and Dying in Chains: Dylan Thomas's "Fern Hill" and Kenneth Grahame's 'The Golden Age.'
Craik, Roger.
Twentieth Century Literature, Vol. 44, No. 3, Fall 1998
Political Mythology and Popular Fiction
Ernest J. Yanarella; Lee Sigelman.
Greenwood Press, 1988
Librarian’s tip: "Baum and Grahame: Alternative Arcadias" begins on p. 42
Essays of Our Times
Sharon Brown.
Scott Foresman, 1928
Librarian’s tip: "Kenneth Grahame" begins on p. 190
Cyclopedia of World Authors
Frank N. Magill; Dayton Kohler.
Harper & Row, 1958
Librarian’s tip: "Kenneth Grahame" begins on p. 446
A Study in Yellow: The Yellow Book and Its Contributors
Katherine Lyon Mix.
University of Kansas Press, 1960
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Kenneth Grahame begins on p. 241
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