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Book Title: The Complete Peter Pan|
The author of the book: J.M. Barrie
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 868 KB
Edition: Waking Lion Press
Date of issue: February 22nd 2009
ISBN 13: 9781600961847
Read full description of the books The Complete Peter Pan:"Take the second star to the right and straight on 'til morning!"
- Peter Pan
I have always been somewhat amazed by the story of the boy who would never grow up and I have watched several movies based on J.M. Barrie's magnus opus and seen the Broadway musical "Neverland" twice, but I had not - until this day - sat down to read the original fairytale. Having done so now, I can without hesitation say that it was worth my while.
What I found most fascinating about "Peter Pan" was that it has such a widespread audience - it's equally suitable and lovable for children as well as adults. Finding myself somewhere between those categories, I absolutely adored being a part of Peter's, Wendy's and The Lost Boys' "extraordinarily big adventure" in Neverland.
In other words; I was completely HOOK-ed ;)
Read information about the authorSir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan.
The son of a weaver, Barrie studied at the University of Edinburgh. He took up journalism, worked for a Nottingham newspaper, and contributed to various London journals before moving to London in 1885. His early works, Auld Licht Idylls (1889) and A Window in Thrums (1889), contain fictional sketches of Scottish life and are commonly seen as representative of the Kailyard school. The publication of The Little Minister (1891) established his reputation as a novelist. During the next 10 years Barrie continued writing novels, but gradually his interest turned toward the theatre.
In London he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him in writing about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in The Little White Bird), then to write Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, a "fairy play" about this ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland. This play quickly overshadowed his previous work and although he continued to write successfully, it became his best-known work, credited with popularising the name Wendy, which was very uncommon previously.
Barrie unofficially adopted the Davies boys following the deaths of their parents. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital, which continues to benefit from them.
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