An absolutely wonderful novel by Kenneth Grahame. It tells the story of Mole, Rat, Badger, and pompous Mr. Toad as they explore The River. Previous to analyzation, it seems just like an extraordinarily well-written novel about friendship. When you get into it, however, it's a sarcastic parody of British society, with each of the friends representing a different class of person.

Published in 1908, it was Grahame's only novel and originated as a series of bedtime stories told to his son, Alastair.