Wind in the Willows
Kenneth Grahame

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The Wind in the Willows is a classic of children's literature written in 1908 by Kenneth Grahame. The story is alternately slow-moving and fast-paced, focusing on three animal characters in rural England. The book is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality and camaraderie. It gives as much pleasure to adult readers as to children,. The book made Grahame's fortune, enabling him to retire from his hated (though respectable and well-paid) bank job and move to the country. He spent his time by the River Thames doing much as the animal characters in his book do, namely "simply messing about in boats".

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chapter 1. The River Bank
chapter 2. The Open Road
chapter 3. The Wild Wood
chapter 4. Mr. Badger
chapter 5. Dulce Domum
chapter 6. Mr. Toad
chapter 7. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
chapter 8. Toad's Adventures
chapter 9. Wayfarers All
chapter 10. The Further Adventures Of Toad
chapter 11. "Like Summer Tempests Came His Tears"
chapter 12. The Return Of Ulysses

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Kenneth Grahame

Kenneth Grahame (March 8, 1859 July 6, 1932) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland but in early childhood, after being orphaned, moved to live with his grandmother on the banks of the River Thames in southern England. He was an outstanding pupil 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 in 1879, and rose through the ranks until retiring as its Secretary in 1907 due to ill health. He was shot during an unsuccessful bank robbery a few years earlier, which may have precipitated his retirement.

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This audiobook was read and made available by Mark F. Smith and LibriVox. Creating this work from public domain print editions means that no one owns a United States copyright on this work, so the you can copy and distribute it in the United States without permission and without paying copyright royalties.

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