Kenneth Grahame

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

Grahame, Kenneth

(grā`əm), 1859–1931, English author. He was a secretary in the Bank of England from 1908 until 1918. His works, noted for their humor and charm, include The Golden Age (1895) and Dream Days (1898), scenes of his childhood in England, and the children's classic The Wind in the Willows (1908). Grahame also compiled the Cambridge Book of Poetry for Young People (1916).


See his biography, with letters and unpublished work by P. R. Chalmers (1933, repr. 1971); Inventing Wonderland (1995) by J. Wullschläger.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame (1908) - 1,200 pounds
How it reflects the life of Kenneth Grahame and also his relationship with his son.
THREE MAJOR BOOKS ARE OUT THIS YEAR to celebrate the 2008 centennial of The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame's classic fantasy of the Edwardian English countryside.
The garden also celebrated the 100th birthday of Kenneth Grahame's classic book The Wind in the Willows, in which Ratty, a water vole, is the star.
Matt Lucas (above) is among the all-star cast featuring in this adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's tale, following the antics of selfish Toad.
He is Kenneth Grahame. The book in question, lauded by Swinburne as "well-nigh too praiseworthy for praise," and which was prescribed as compulsory reading for English parents who "will understand their children the better for doing so" (qtd.
"There is absolutely nothing half so worth doing as simply messing about in boats," beamed Ratty from Kenneth Grahame's 1908 classic The Wind in tire Willows.
"Some-Kind-of-a-Wind-in-the-Willows" is billed as a "very loose," family-friendly version of Kenneth Grahame's beloved children's story.
To this list of influences on "Fern Hill," I venture to add the homelier and less illustrious name of Kenneth Grahame for his The Golden Age.
Wind in the Willows The People's Theatre This adaptation by Alan Bennett of Kenneth Grahame's classic tale promises sheer escapism in Newcastle until Saturday.
With a stunning set, beautiful costumes, live music, and lots of laughter this version of Kenneth Grahame's classic book promises an utterly delightful trip to the theatre.
Despite several contemporary twists, The Greenbank has one eye fixed firmly on the past and makes a conscious effort to maintain the hotel's original character - which attracted guests such as Florence Nightingale and Kenneth Grahame who wrote the letters to his son that would become everyone's favourite tales from the riverbank - The Wind in the Willows.