The Wind in the Willows | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Lesley Willis

This literature criticism consists of approximately 11 pages of analysis & critique of The Wind in the Willows.
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Critical Essay by Lesley Willis

SOURCE: "'A Sadder and a Wiser Rat/He Rose the Morrow Morn': Echoes of the Romantics in Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows," in Children's Literature Association Quarterly, Vol. 13, No. 3, Fall, 1988, pp. 108-11.

In the following essay, Willis traces the influence of English Romantic literature on The Wind in the Willows.

The Seafarer, refreshed and strengthened, his voice more vibrant, his eye lit with a brightness that seemed caught from some far-away seabeacon, filled his glass with the red and glowing vintage of the South, and, leaning towards the Water Rat, compelled his gaze and held him, body and soul, while he talked. Those eyes were of the changing foam-streaked grey-green of leaping Northern seas; in the glass shone a hot ruby that seemed the very heart of the South, beating for him who...

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