The wind in the willows

The car owners, not recognising Toad in his disguise, permit him to drive their car. Taking the car, he drives it recklessly and is caught by the police. Although good-hearted and optimistic, he is also arrogant, conceited, and impulsive.

Known as "Moly" to his friends. They plot to take over Toad Hall. The story's main antagonists. Meanwhile, in the court, Mrs. This leads to the car landing in a horse-pondafter which Toad flees once more.

In revenge, Toad makes off with the barge horse, which he then sells to a gypsy. A friend of Ratty with a stereotypical " Cockney costermonger " character.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. They have been translated into English by Cinebook Ltd. Toad is upset after losing his ancestral home, but Badger has a plan.

Inga Moore 's abridged edition, illustrated by her, is arranged so that a featured line of the text also serves as a caption to a picture. Known as "Ratty" to his friends though actually a water volehe is cultured, relaxed and friendly, and enjoys a life of leisure; when not spending time on the river, he composes doggerel.

Armed to the teeth, Badger, Rat, Mole and Toad enter via the tunnel and pounce upon the unsuspecting Wild-Wooders who are holding a celebratory party. Here he meets Rat a water volewho at this time of year spends all his days in, on and close by the river. Although they are unnamed, the leader is referred to as "Chief Weasel".

The Wind in the Willows

It was published in the UK by Methuen and Co. For all its emphasis on nature and the river, it is a very inward looking book. The weaselsferretsand stoats: September Learn how and when to remove this template message The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, frontispiece to a edition by Paul Bransom The original publication of the book was plain text, with a frontispiece illustrated by Graham Robertson, but many illustrated, comic, and annotated versions have been published over the years.

Rat starts to warn Mole of the Wild Wood and its inhabitants, but they are interrupted by the arrival of the Chief Weasel David Jason and his henchman. Taking the car, he drives it recklessly and is caught by the police.

He proves intelligent as shown with his trickery on stoat then tries to prevent them from reinforcing the weasels during the fight with Toad Hall.

Ratty briefly considers following his example, before Mole persuades him otherwise. Badger and Mole are cross with Rat for his gullibility, but draw comfort because they need no longer waste their summer guarding Toad. An altruistic, humble, loyal, polite, home-loving animal, and the first character introduced in the story.

A fancier centenary edition was produced two years later. He proves intelligent as shown with his trickery on stoat then tries to prevent them from reinforcing the weasels during the fight with Toad Hall.

His cry for Rat echoed, and back at the river bank; it wakes him up. Squirrels and rabbits, who are generally good although rabbits are described as "a mixed lot". Reception[ edit ] A number of publishers rejected the manuscript.

The Wind in the Willows

The most popular illustrations are probably by E. Alternatively we have the nostalgia of The Leisure Classour heroes are people who don't have to work, who are so different from ordinary people that they don't even have to be human any more and who can indulge themselves as they see fit - save for the inexplicable unreasonableness of the law.The Wind in the Willows is an example of extreme anthropomorphism and personification (giving human characteristics to animals or inanimate objects).

Most of the characters are animals who walk, talk, and behave like humans. Jan 01,  · The Wind in the Willows is a book for those 'who keep the spirit of youth alive in them; of life, sunshine, running water, woodlands, dusty roads, winter firesides.'4/5(K).

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The Wind in the Willows. Join Ratty, Badger, Mole and the impulsive Toad as they embark on a series of riotous adventures spiraling from Toad's insatiable need for speed!

The Wind in the Willows hasratings and 4, reviews. joeshammas.comndr said: Trying to review The Wind in the Willows is a strange undertaking. In th 4/5. The Wind in the Willows is a very sweet, quaint and cozy collection of stories about animals who are kind of like humans. They have their little gentleman's society which functions pretty much as the English equivalent at the turn of the century/5(K).

The Wind in the Willows is a British stop motion animated film produced by Cosgrove Hall Films for Thames Television and aired on the ITV network. The film is based on Kenneth Grahame's classic story The Wind in the Willows.

It won a BAFTA award and an international Emmy award.

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