Kenneth Grahame never abandoned the idea that childhood should remain untainted and unspoiled. After his son was born, Grahame was determined to lavish the boy with all of the affection and magic that a Victorian child should have. Grahame spun tales of fantastic wonder to pass the idle time, and send his child to sleep.
Grahame later compiled those stories into a book, so that other children mi
An annotated edition of Kenneth Grahame's classic tale of the middle Thames, the Wild Wood and River Bank, and the incorrigible Mr Toad; made richer yet by historical and literary cross-references by two historians who have loved the book all their lives long. Contains almost 350 footnotes and critical insights.