Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Wind in the Willows = not a children's book

That's the contention. We may sell it for children nowadays, but that's not how it started out. 'To begin with, neither the author nor the publisher thought it was a children’s book.... The publisher’s announcement described it as ‘a whimsical satire upon life’, reviewers described it as ‘an urbane exercise in irony at the expense of English character and mankind’. More...

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