Butchering Books… The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Censorship gone a bit too far

FictionFan's Book Reviews

There ought to be a law against it…

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the wind in the willows

The Wind in the Willows was one of the earliest ‘proper’ books I read – probably when I was six or seven. I would go so far as to say that it’s probably the book that most influenced me towards reading what I now think of as ‘literary’ fiction – that is, beautifully written and tells the reader something about the ‘human condition’ rather than simply being a linear narrative with an exciting plot.

In fact, the stuff about Mr Toad, while fun, was not my favourite part of the book – not even close. The chapters I loved most were the ones that explored Ratty and Mole’s friendship, the sense of community amongst the heavily anthropomorphised animals (even as a child I knew that they were people really), the attractions of travel, the comfort of and longing for home. There…

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4 thoughts on “Butchering Books… The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

  1. Thanks for the reblog, Carol! Given that not a single person so far has commented that they think the publishers were right to do this, you have to wonder what their thinking was…

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