The Illustrators of The Wind in the Willows, 1908–2008

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About the Book

A beloved children’s novel read around the world, Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows has been published in dozens of editions since 1908, almost all of which are fondly remembered for their exceptional illustrations. This book presents for the first time all the artists who have ever illustrated a version of The Wind in the Willows, from the famous—such as Arthur Rackham, Ernest Shepard, Inga Moore, and Robert Ingpen—to the lesser known. In all, more than 90 artists are profiled, with each entry providing an overview of the artist’s life and artistic approach. A number of illustrations created by each artist accompanies most entries, and whenever possible, information taken from personal interviews with the artists is also included.

About the Author(s)

Carolyn Hares-Stryker is McCoy Professor of English at Marietta College.

Bibliographic Details

Carolyn Hares-Stryker
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 216
Bibliographic Info: 205 photos (16 in color), bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018 [2009]
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6274-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      v
Preface      1

1. From Publication to the 1920s      7
2. The 1930s and 1940s      13
3. The 1960s      21
4. The 1970s      35

Between pages 40 and 41 are 16 color plates

5. The 1980s      41
6. The 1990s      94
7. From the Millennium to the Centenary      135

Miscellany      186
Bibliography      189
Index      191

Book Reviews & Awards

“an interesting book…recommended”—The Australian Library Journal; “provides a wealth of information on the many illustrators, both well-known and obscure, who have tackled the peculiar problems of illustrating this tale. Quite apart from its value as a guide to editions for bibliographers and collectors, and as a source of biographical information on the artists (much gleaned from interviews and not available elsewhere), is its value to students and practitioners of illustration”—Mythlore; “this striking book provides a wealth of information…quite apart from its value as a guide to editions for bibliographers and collectors, and as a source of biographical information on the artists (much gleaned from interviews and not available elsewhere), is its value to students and practitioners of illustration. All in all, though, a useful piece of work”—Reference Reviews.