Based in part on his own Victorian childhood, Grahame's collection of short stories centers on a group of children, revealing through their adventures how children's and adults' perceptions of the world differ. A delightful work by the author of The Wind in the Willows.19 plates of illustrations; 12 line drawings....more
That phrase is now drilled into my head. But that's ok, because The Golden Age was one of the better read stories I've heard on LibriVox. This book is also available at Project Gutenberg.
The Golden Age was published in 1895 and is a novel that is divided up into short stories. The stories as a whole tell about the childhood of 3 boys and 2 girls. The children refer to the adults as Olympians and believe that the adults no longer know how to have fun. The chapters ar...more
This collection of short stories forms a loose narrative following some apparently privileged children and seems to be a tale of how one's sense of mystery and awe slowly gives way to cynicism and practicality. There were a few adult characters who had more imagination and ability to relate to the kids, but they are certainly the exception.
The stories were interesting enough to keep me reading over the relatively short work, but I don't know that I'll be coming back to this in years to come. If...more