Kenneth Grahame (1859–1932)

Autor von Wind in den Weiden

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Kenneth Grahame was born in Edinburgh on March 3, 1859. When he was five years old, his mother died of scarlet fever and he nearly died himself, of the same disease. His father became an alcoholic and sent the children to Berkshire to live with relatives. They were later reunited with their father, mehr anzeigen but after a failed year, the children never heard from him again. Sometime later, one of his brothers died at the age of fifteen. He attended St. Edward's School as a child and intended to go on to Oxford University, but his relatives wanted him to go into banking. He worked in his uncle's office, in Westminster, for two years then went to work at the Bank of England as a clerk in 1879. He spent nearly thirty years there and became the Secretary of the Bank at the age of thirty-nine. He retired from the bank right before The Wind in the Willows was published in 1908. He wrote essays on topics that included smoking, walking and idleness. Many of the essays were published as the book Pagan Papers (1893) and the five orphan characters featured in the papers were developed into the books The Golden Age (1895) and Dream Days (1898). The Wind in the Willows (1908) was based on bedtime stories and letters to his son and it is where the characters Rat, Badger, Mole and Toad were created. In 1930, Milne's stage version was brought to another audience in Toad of Toad Hall. Grahame died on July 6, 1932. (Bowker Author Biography) weniger anzeigen
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Werke von Kenneth Grahame

Wind in den Weiden (1908) 23,658 Exemplare
The Wind in the Willows (Inga Moore) (1984) — Autor — 603 Exemplare
The Golden Age (1895) 510 Exemplare
Dream Days (1898) 428 Exemplare
The Annotated Wind in the Willows (2009) 223 Exemplare
The Wind in the Willows, abridged (1996) 135 Exemplare
Am Flussufer (1800) 68 Exemplare
Bertie's Escapade (1949) 44 Exemplare
Pagan Papers (1898) 42 Exemplare
The Kenneth Grahame book (1895) 39 Exemplare
The Golden Age & Dream Days (1962) 36 Exemplare
Mole's Christmas (1982) 33 Exemplare
Dragons and Other Beasts (2004) 30 Exemplare
The Cambridge Book of Poetry for Children (1916) — Herausgeber — 23 Exemplare
A Hundred Fables of Aesop (1984) 23 Exemplare
Tales From The Wind in the Willows (1995) — original story author — 21 Exemplare
The Headswoman (2010) 16 Exemplare
Duck Song (1863) 14 Exemplare
Dragon Tales (Junior Classics) (2009) 9 Exemplare
Christmas Book at Bedtime (2000) 9 Exemplare
Duck's Ditty (2018) 7 Exemplare
The Adventures of Mr Toad (1987) 6 Exemplare
Wind in the Willows (1991) 6 Exemplare
Toad's Tale (1982) 5 Exemplare
Wind in the Willows [1988 TV movie] — Original book — 4 Exemplare
Tuulesahin pajudes (2018) 3 Exemplare
Wind in the Willows Workbook (1989) 3 Exemplare
Lost in the Wild Wood (2001) 3 Exemplare
Sogutlukte Ruzgar (2011) 2 Exemplare
Of Smoking. From the Book Pagan Papers — Autor — 2 Exemplare
The Classic Fantasy Collection (2019) 2 Exemplare
Herr Padda (1991) 2 Exemplare
Wind in the Willows Frieze (1996) 2 Exemplare
Mr Toad's adventures (1996) 2 Exemplare
Wind In The Willows: Ll & R (1986) 2 Exemplare
Fun O'The Fair 2 Exemplare
Szél lengeti a fűzfákat (1988) 2 Exemplare
Wind in den Weiden 1 Exemplar
Sant Jordi i el drac gandul (2003) 1 Exemplar
Discover The Wonder (1992) 1 Exemplar
Find A Way Back 1 Exemplar
Mosha e artë 1 Exemplar
The Reluctant Dragon: Play (1988) 1 Exemplar
Vypraveni pod vrbou (1998) 1 Exemplar
Il cassetto segreto (1993) 1 Exemplar
Wind in the Willow — Autor — 1 Exemplar

Zugehörige Werke

The Victorian Fairytale Book (1988) — Mitwirkender — 460 Exemplare
The Illustrated Treasury of Children's Literature, Volumes 1-2 (1955) — Mitwirkender — 459 Exemplare
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (1993) — Mitwirkender — 369 Exemplare
The Wind in the Willows [abridged - Classic Starts] (2007) — original story author — 247 Exemplare
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad [1949 film] (1949) — Original story — 237 Exemplare
The Golden Treasury of Children's Literature Set (1961) — Mitwirkender — 209 Exemplare
Ladybird Classics: The Wind in the Willows (1983) — Story — 173 Exemplare
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (2019) — Mitwirkender — 166 Exemplare
The Young Folks' Shelf of Books, Volume 03: Magic in the Air (1962) — Mitwirkender — 163 Exemplare
Ghost Stories (1991) — Mitwirkender — 141 Exemplare
A Literary Christmas: An Anthology (2013) — Mitwirkender — 135 Exemplare
Poems of Early Childhood (Childcraft) (1923) — Mitwirkender — 119 Exemplare
The Penguin Book of Dragons (2021) — Mitwirkender — 112 Exemplare
The Adventures of Mr. Toad (Disney's Wonderful World of Reading) (1981) — Original story — 111 Exemplare
The Wind in the Willows (Michael Bishop) (1985) — Story — 98 Exemplare
The Wind in the Willows #2: The Open Road (1988) — original storyteller — 96 Exemplare
Victorian Fairy Tales (2014) — Mitwirkender — 87 Exemplare
Told Under the Christmas Tree (1941) — Mitwirkender — 81 Exemplare
The Wind in the Willows: The River Bank (1984) — original source author — 76 Exemplare
The Reluctant Dragon [1941 film] (1941) — Original story — 66 Exemplare
The Wind in the Willows #1: The Riverbank (Easy Reader Classics) (No. 1) (2006) — original storyteller — 64 Exemplare
The Paganism Reader (2004) — Mitwirkender — 63 Exemplare
The Wind in the Willows #3: The Wild Wood (Easy Reader Classics) (No. 3) (2007) — original storyteller — 50 Exemplare
A Season of Joy: Favorite Stories and Poems for Christmas (1987) — Mitwirkender — 47 Exemplare
The Wind in the Willows #4: Home Sweet Home (Easy Reader Classics) (No. 4) (1995) — original storyteller — 46 Exemplare
More Adventures With Mr. Toad (Kenneth Grahame's the Wind in the Willows) (1982) — original story author — 37 Exemplare
Wild Wood, The (1990) — original storyteller — 35 Exemplare
The Reluctant Dragon (2004) — Autor — 35 Exemplare
Round the Christmas Fire: Festive Stories (2013) — Mitwirkender — 34 Exemplare
The Wind in the Willows [2006 film] — Original book — 33 Exemplare
The Wind in the Willows: The Battle for Toad Hall (1990) — original source author — 31 Exemplare
Mr. Toad Comes Home (1990) — original storyteller — 31 Exemplare
The Wild Wood (1992) — original storyteller — 30 Exemplare
The Open Road (Wind in the Willows, Book 1) (1987) — original storyteller; original storyteller — 30 Exemplare
The Wind in the Willows [1949 short film] (1949) — Original story — 28 Exemplare
The River Bank (1990) — original storyteller — 27 Exemplare
The Horned God: Weird Tales of the Great God Pan (2022) — Mitwirkender — 27 Exemplare
The Animals' Christmas (1944) — Mitwirkender — 25 Exemplare
Home Sweet Home (Wind in the Willows) (1993) — original storyteller — 25 Exemplare
Mr. Toad (The wind in the willows library) (1990) — original storyteller — 23 Exemplare
The Wind in the Willows (2014) — original story author — 19 Exemplare
The Wind in the Willows: The wild wood (adapted ∙ boardbook) (1990) — original story author — 18 Exemplare
The Wind in the Willows #6: Restless Rat (Easy Reader Classics) (2010) — original storyteller — 16 Exemplare
The Wind in the Willows #5: Sneaky Toad (Easy Reader Classics) (2010) — original storyteller — 14 Exemplare
Dreams and Wonders: Stories from the Dawn of Modern Fantasy (2010) — Mitwirkender — 13 Exemplare
The Wind in the Willows: The Complete First Series (2005) — original story author — 13 Exemplare
Little Treasury of the Wind in the Willows (Little treasuries) (1995) — original source author — 13 Exemplare
Short Stories of To-Day (1924) — Mitwirkender — 11 Exemplare
Wind in the Willows: The River Bank (Board Book) (1969) — original story — 10 Exemplare
Little Otter is Missing (Wind in the Willows Library) (1995) — original storyteller — 10 Exemplare
The Wind in the Willows [2006 film] — Original book — 10 Exemplare
The Country Child (1992) — Mitwirkender — 10 Exemplare
The Wind in the Willows Library: (Slip Case Set of 4 Titles) (1867) — original storyteller — 10 Exemplare
Spring World, Awake: Stories, Poems, and Essays (1970) — Mitwirkender — 9 Exemplare
The Adventures of Mr. Toad (1995) — original storyteller — 8 Exemplare
Wind in the Willows Board Book: River Bank (1990) — original story author — 8 Exemplare
Time to Be Young: Great Stories of the Growing Years (1945) — Mitwirkender — 7 Exemplare
Return to Toad Hall (Tales from the "Wind in the Willows") (1995) — original story author — 4 Exemplare
The Wind in The Willows: The Complete Second Series (2005) — Original book — 3 Exemplare
Short Stories of the Past (1950) — Mitwirkender — 2 Exemplare
The Reluctant Dragon [1941 short film] — Original story — 2 Exemplare
The WInd in the Willows: Four Storybook Adventures (1993) — original storyteller — 1 Exemplar
The Reluctant Dragon [1960 Shirley Temple Storybook TV episode] (1960) — Original story — 1 Exemplar
The Wind in the Willows [theatre programme] 1993 (1993) — Mitwirkender — 1 Exemplar



Gebräuchlichste Namensform
Grahame, Kenneth
Holywell Cemetery, St Cross Church, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Land (für Karte)
Scotland, UK
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Pangbourne, Berkshire, England, UK
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Pangbourne, Berkshire, England, UK
Blewbury, England, UK
St. Edward's School, Oxford, England
secretary (Bank of England)
short-story writer
Hope, Anthony (cousin)
Robertson, W. Graham (house share)
London Scottish Regiment
Bank of England
Married to Elspeth Grahame, with one son, Alistair Graham.
British author and banker. Educated at St. Edward’s School, Oxford. He was orphaned at an early age and brought up by his grandmother. His family unable to afford the cost of university he took up a career with the Bank of England where he stayed until ill health caused his retirement, in his late forties, in 1907. During the banking days he wrote (and had published) essays and poems in his spare time. Among his books were Pagan Papers (1893), The Golden Age (1895), Dream Days (1898) and then… The Wind in the Willows (1908) which started life as a bedtime serial tale for his son Alastair.



the illustrators of The Wind in the Willows - part 2 in Tattered but still lovely (August 2023)
Hand & Eye The Wind in the Willows in Fine Press Forum (Dezember 2022)
Mad Parrot Press Wind in the Willows in Fine Press Forum (September 2022)
Chas. Van Sandwyk's Wind in the Willows in Fine Press Forum (Oktober 2021)
the illustrators of The Wind in the Willows in Tattered but still lovely (Januar 2016)
The Wind in the Willows in British & Irish Children's Fiction (Oktober 2009)


Ich bin ja eigentlich zu alt (28) für solche Bücher und nicht gerade die Zielgruppe. Aber ich mag Kinderbuch Klassiker halt.

Was mir sehr gefallen hat, ist die Atmosphäre. Die Beschreibung der Umwelt bzw. Flusslandschaften regen die Fantasie ja doch sehr an.

Ein wenig verstörend fand ichs dann doch, dass die Hauptfiguren zwar Tiere sind, sich aber ansonsten zu sehr wie Menschen verhalten. Sie schlachten und essen Vieh, bewaffnen sich, usw.. Ich weiss ja nicht, ob es irgendwie eine versteckte Gesellschaftskritik sein soll und ich sie nur nicht erfassen kann, meh.
Ich bin mir nicht sicher, ob es an der Übersetzung lag, aber es gab doch den ein oder anderen Fall, wo ich den Satz noch mal ungläubig lesen musste, weil da ein Wort irgendwie nicht reinpasste (z. B. A*sch).

Im Großen und Ganzen aber doch ein sehr nettes Buch.
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