The Annotated Peter Pan

The Annotated Peter Pan

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Baker & Taylor
An annotated version of the classic story of the boy who never grows up includes period photos and a discussion of the tale's controversial history.

Norton Pub
"Peter Pan is a great and refining and uplifting benefaction to this sordid and money-mad age."—Mark Twain
One hundred years after J. M. Barrie published the novel Peter and Wendy, Maria Tatar revisits a story that, like Alice in Wonderland, bridges the generations, animating both adults and children with its kinetic energy. The adventures of the Darling children with Peter Pan and Tinkerbell in Neverland are the seminal tale of escape and fantasy. Inspired by Barrie's real-life adventures with the five Llewelyn Davies boys he adopted, the story of Peter Pan has a deep and controversial history of its own that comes alive in Tatar's new edition. This brilliantly designed volume—with period photographs, full-color images by iconic illustrators, commentary on stage and screen versions, and an array of supplementary material, including Barrie's screenplay for a silent film—will draw readers into worlds of incandescent beauty, flooding them with the radiance of childhood wonder and the poignancy of what we lose when we grow up.

Book News
This is a must-have acquisition for any library with a connection to children's literature. Tatar (literature and folklore, Harvard U.) provides an introductory essay exploring the 100-year-old story's "enduring hold on our imagination," a lengthy biographical essay on J.M. Barrie, annotations to the text itself, and discussion of an earlier work by Barrie titled The Boy Castaways of Black Lake Island. She also provides thorough captioning and context for the illustrations created by Arthur Rackham and others, a cinematic survey of Peter Pan on screen, and a montage of letters, magazine excerpts, and reviews. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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The chair of the Program in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University offers an annotated version of the classic story of the boy who never grows up that includes period photos and a discussion of the tale's controversial history. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., [2011]
Edition: Centennial edition
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780393066005
Branch Call Number: FIC Barrie, J 2011
Characteristics: cviii, 393 pages : color illustrations, color portraits ; 27 cm
Alternative Title: Peter Pan
Peter and Wendy


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