The song of a childhood never lost, the celebration of innocence and mischief, the immortality of friendship, the unity of wonder and fear in that long-ago world where the “tall ones” seem to belong to another race entirely … these and more are the treasures to be found and regained in THE GOLDEN AGE.
Kenneth Grahame is best known today for the masterpiece he wrote for his son, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS; but it is this book that he loved best, and that sealed his reputation as one of England’s best beloved authors. Few books are as painfully and hilariously insightful toward the meaning of childhood, and the sacredness of nostalgia. THE GOLDEN AGE stands with Tom Sawyer, A Garden of Verses and The Jungle Book as one of the finest “children’s adventures for grownups” of all time.
This illustrated edition included 51 beautiful period drawings and paintings, as well as complete annotations and translations by Kent David Kelly, editor of THE COMPLETE ALICE IN WONDERLAND and THE ILLUSTRATED WIND IN THE WILLOWS.
(Includes the classic novel in full, with 51 illustrations. 17 chapters, 39,000 words, 160 pages.)