The Wind in the Willows | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Lois R. Kuznets

This literature criticism consists of approximately 39 pages of analysis & critique of The Wind in the Willows.
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Critical Essay by Lois R. Kuznets

SOURCE: Kuznets, Lois R. “The Mythological Present of The Wind in the Willows.” In Kenneth Grahame, pp. 97-122. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1987.

In the following essay, Kuznets provides a thematic and stylistic analysis of The Wind in the Willows, focusing on mythological aspects of the children's book.

Grahame's many readers waited nearly a decade for yet another sequel to the stories about the five Golden Age children. The Wind in the Willows, appearing in England in October 1908, disappointed them; the manuscript had also disappointed Grahame's English editor, John Lane, who would not chance it, and the American magazine, Everybody's, which, through Constance Smedley, had first solicited the new work. Methuen in England and Scribner's in America thus took a gamble, the latter at the urging of...

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