The Wind in the Willows Questions and Answers
by Kenneth Grahame

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Where is the setting of The Wind in the Willows?

The Wind in the Willows is set in a fictional countryside, but it is likely inspired by the English countryside. The story moves from one location to another, including The River, Mole's Burrow, and The Wild Wood. The setting may be heavily inspired by Grahame's home Cookham Dean, a village in Berkshire, England.

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The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is set in a fictional countryside, but it appears to be inspired by the English countryside Grahame would have seen in his time. Many believe it was inspired by the surroundings Grahame grew up in. The setting is rural and beautiful, featuring several locations like the Mole's Burrow, The River, and The Wild Wood.

The Mole's Burrow is arguably one of the most important settings of the story. In the burrow, Mole, generous and loyal to his friends, lives and enjoys the quiet safety of the underground. When Mole leaves his home in the first chapter, he steps out of his comfort zone and into the outside world, showing the reader how important exploring the world around you can be.

The River is the home of Toad, Rat, and Otter. Many of the novel's adventures occur along the river and it is home to Toad's private creek. Toad lives in a lavish estate called Toad Hall, and though he is somewhat snooty and dismissive, he is still loyal to his friends and...

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