The Wind in the Willows

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 25, 2008 - Fiction - 256 pages
Since its first publication in 1908, generations of adults and children have cherished Kenneth Grahame’s classic, The Wind in the Willows. For in this entrancing, lyrical world of gurgling rivers and whispering reeds live four of the wisest, wittiest, noblest, and most lovable creatures in all literature—Rat, Mole, Badger, and Toad of Toad Hall. Like true adventurers, they glory in life’s simplest pleasures and natural wonders. But it is Toad, cocky and irrepressible in his goggles and overcoat, whose passion for motorcars represents the free and fearless spirit in all of us; just as it’s Toad’s downfall that inspires the others to test Grahame’s most precious theme—the miracle of loyalty and friendship.


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Contents

THE RIVER BANK
1
THE OPEN ROAD
17
THE WILD WOOD
33
MR BADGER
49
DULCE DOMUM 67
66
MR TOAD
87
THE PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN
105
TOADS ADVENTURES
121
WAYFARERS ALL
139
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF TOAD
161
LIKE SUMMER TEMPESTS CAME HIS TEARS
185
THE RETURN OF ULYSSES
207
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JEFFREY MOUSSAIEFF MASSON is the New York Times bestselling author of several books, including Dogs Never Lie About Love. He lives in New England.

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