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The Golden Age (illustrated):by Kenneth Grahame

The Golden Age is a collection of reminiscences of childhood, written by Kenneth Grahame and first published in book form in 1895, by The Bodley Head in London and by Stone & Kimball in Chicago. The Prologue and six of the stories had previously appeared in the National Observer, the journal then edited by William Ernest Henley.[1] 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.

 

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The Golden Age (illustrated)

  • First editions were not illustrated. An edition published in Britain and America by The Bodley Head in 1899 featured halftone black-and-white artwork by Maxfield Parrish – 19 full-page illustrations and twelve tailpieces. Grahame’s reminiscences are 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

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    Words count: 36,305

    Data container: ZIP FILE ( 2.94 MB)

    Language: ENGLISH