Peter and Wendy

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Peter and Wendy is J. M. Barrie's most famous work, in the form of a 1904 play and a 1911 novel. Both versions tell the story of Peter Pan, a mischievous little boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island of Neverland with Wendy Darling and her brothers, the fairy Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, and the pirate Captain Hook. The play and novel were inspired by Barrie's friendship with the Llewelyn Davies family. Barrie continued to revise the play for years after its debut ...
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Peter and Wendy is J. M. Barrie's most famous work, in the form of a 1904 play and a 1911 novel. Both versions tell the story of Peter Pan, a mischievous little boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island of Neverland with Wendy Darling and her brothers, the fairy Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, and the pirate Captain Hook. The play and novel were inspired by Barrie's friendship with the Llewelyn Davies family. Barrie continued to revise the play for years after its debut until publication of the play script in 1928.
The play debuted in London on 27 December 1904 with Nina Boucicault, daughter of playwright Dion Boucicault, in the title role. A Broadway production was mounted in 1905 starring Maude Adams. It was later revived with such actresses as Marilyn Miller and Eva Le Gallienne. The play has since been adapted as a pantomime, stage musical, a television special, and several films, including a 1924 silent film, Disney's 1953 animated full-length feature film, and a 2003 live action production. The play is now rarely performed in its original form on stage in the United Kingdom, whereas pantomime adaptations are frequently staged around Christmas. In the U.S., the original version has also been supplanted in popularity by the 1954 musical version, which became popular on television.
The novel was first published in 1911 by Hodder & Stoughton in the United Kingdom and Charles Scribner's Sons in the United States. The original book contains a frontispiece and 11 half-tone plates by artist F. D. Bedford (whose illustrations are still under copyright in the EU). The novel was first abridged by May Byron in 1915, with Barrie's permission, and published under the title Peter Pan and Wendy, the first time this form was used. This version was later illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell in 1921. In 1929, Barrie gave the copyright of the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital, a children's hospital in London.
Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 - 19 June 1937) was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. The child of a family of small-town weavers, he was educated in Scotland. He moved to London, where he developed a career as a novelist and playwright. There 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.
Barrie was made a baronet by George V in 1913, and a member of the Order of Merit in 1922. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to London's Great Ormond Street Hospital, which continues to benefit from them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781511629867
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/7/2015
  • Pages: 132
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.28 (d)

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Liza Lorwin has been associated with Mabou Mines since 1979 and served as producer on a number of their seminal works including "The Gospel at Colonus," "The Warrior Ant" and "Peter and Wendy." She has written two other plays Salt and Lacuna, and has published fiction.
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Table of Contents

1. Peter breaks through; 2. The shadow; 3. Come away, come away!; 4. The flight; 5. The island come true; 6. The little house; 7. The home under the ground; 8. The mermaids' lagoon; 9. The never bird; 10. The happy home; 11. Wendy's story; 12. The children are carried off; 13. Do you believe in fairies?; 14. The pirate ship; 15. 'Hook or me this time'; 16. The return home; 17. When Wendy grew up.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Great read

    What an amazing book. The writing style is impressive, it is easy to understand but nit the kind if easy that makes you set it down to pick up another book. This book is great for reading to a child or reading for pure enjoyment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Ummm

    Loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Peter & Wendy

    Great read

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  • Posted August 3, 2013

    Childhood revisited

    I loved this story when I was a child but only had the Disney version. I now read this with a child's eyes and enjoy the story so much more. A great classic!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2012

    ILOVEBOOKS

    How many frickin' pages because i bought a 60 page book and finished it in a hour?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Im abbout to upchuck

    It was TERIBLE i dont like the movie but i love it compared to this

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  • Posted December 29, 2010

    Significant formatting problems

    I LOVE this story but I am unimpressed by this particular ebook version. The OCR has left all kinds of weird characters and spacing and the headers/footers from the pages have been left in to disrupt paragraphs. All this would be more forgivable if Amazon wasn't offering a free edition that has been cleaned up and looks great.

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  • Posted November 30, 2010

    definately worth it

    This book is a good classic and most definately is a good free read! It does have multiples typos but this is such a good book i overlooked them quite easily

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