Grahame, Kenneth

(1859-1932)
   Born in Edinburgh, the son of a lawyer, he was orphaned at an early age and was brought up by his grandmother in England, where he attended St. Edward's School, Oxford. He was employed at the Bank of England from 1879, working his way up from clerk to secretary, until he retired due to ill health in 1908. Acting on the advice of Frederick James Furnivall, scholar and founder of the Early English Text Society, he published essays, short stories, and sketches, and contributed articles to such journals as the St. James Gazette and the Yellow Book, but kept his job at the bank. He was shot and seriously wounded at the bank in 1903. He died suddenly at his home at Pangbourne, Berkshire. Some of his publications: Pagan Papers, 1893. The Golden Age, 1895. Dream Days, 1898. The Wind in the Willows, 1908 (dramatized by Mr. A.A. Milne [see entry] in 1929 as Toad of Toad Hall). Three of his Wind in the Willows poems: "Carol: Villagers all, this frosty tide," "Duck's Ditty," "The Song of Mr. Toad."
   Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite DVD, 2006. Poems of Christmas. Myra Cohn Livingston, ed. Atheneum, 1980. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The National Portrait Gallery (www.npg.org.uk). The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. Who Has Seen the Wind? An Illustrated Collection of Poetry for Young People. Kathryn Sky-Peck, ed. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1991.

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  • Grahame, Kenneth — born March 8, 1859, Edinburgh, Scot. died July 6, 1932, Pangbourne, Berkshire, Eng. British writer of children s books. He worked as a banker in London while contributing articles and stories to journals, these works were in books such as The… …   Universalium

  • Grahame,Kenneth — Gra·hame (grāʹəm), Kenneth. 1859 1932. British writer known for his essays and children s books, notably The Wind in the Willows (1908). * * * …   Universalium

  • Grahame, Kenneth — (8 mar. 1859, Edimburgo, Escocia–6 jul. 1932, Pangbourne, Berkshire, Inglaterra). Escritor británico de libros infantiles. Fue banquero en Londres mientras colaboraba en periódicos con artículos y cuentos, obras que se encuentran en libros como… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Grahame, Kenneth —  (1859–1932) British writer, author of The Wind in the Willows …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Grahame, Kenneth —    Novelist. Pagan Papers (1893), The Golden Age (1895), Dream Days (1898), and The Headswoman (1898) …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Kenneth Grahame — Nacimiento 8 de marzo de 1859 Edimburgo, Escocia Defunción …   Wikipedia Español

  • Kenneth Grahame — (* 8. März 1859 in Edinburgh, Schottland; † 6. Juli 1932 in Pangbourne in Berkshire, England) war ein britischer Schriftsteller. Sein berühmtestes Buch, Der Wind in den Weiden (1908) ist ein Klassiker der Kinderliteratur. Sein früheres Kinderbuch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kenneth Grahame — Infobox Writer name = Kenneth Grahame caption = birthdate = birth date|1859|03|08 birthplace = Edinburgh, Scotland deathdate = death date and age|1932|07|06|1859|03|08 deathplace = Pangbourne, Berkshire, England occupation = Novelist genre =… …   Wikipedia

  • Kenneth Grahame — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Grahame. Kenneth Grahame Kenneth Grahame (8 mars 1859 à Édimbourg 6 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Kenneth Grahame — noun English writer (born in Scotland) of children s stories (1859 1932) • Syn: ↑Grahame • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author * * * Kenneth Grahame [Kenneth Grahame …   Useful english dictionary

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