By Kenneth Grahame
London   John Lane, the Bodley Head Co.
10.5" by 8" (viii) 243pp
A collection of childhood recollections and memories from the author of 'Wind and the Willows', Kenneth Grahame
By Kenneth Grahame

1915 The Golden Age

London   John Lane, the Bodley Head Co.
10.5" by 8" (viii) 243pp
A collection of childhood recollections and memories from the author of 'Wind and the Willows', Kenneth Grahame
£29.99
: 1.5kgs / : GEN14-B-10

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Colour Plates, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding

With nineteen coloured illustrations by R. J. Enraght-Moony. Widely praised upon its first appearance — Algernon Charles Swinburne, writing in the Daily Chronicle, called it "one of the few books which are well-nigh too praiseworthy for praise" — the book has come to be regarded as a classic in its genre. Typical of his culture and his era, Grahame casts his reminiscences in imagery and metaphor rooted in the culture of Ancient Greece; to the children whose impressions are recorded in the book, the adults in their lives are "Olympians," while the chapter titled "The Argonauts" refers to Perseus, Apollo, Psyche, and similar figures of Greek mythology. Grahame's reminiscences, in The Golden Age and in the later Dream Days (1898), were notable for their conception "of a world where children are locked in perpetual warfare with the adult 'Olympians' who have wholly forgotten how it feels to be young" — a theme later explored by J. M. Barrie and other authors.

Condition

In a decorative cloth binding. Externally smart. Some light marks to the boards and some light bumping to the corners. Front hinge tender. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages have some marginal age-toning, with just the odd spot.

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