PETER IBBETSON (Illustrated by the Author) [NOOK Book]

Overview

The novel which first brought to George Du Maurier fame as a writer of fiction. Its success led to the writing of the two other novels, 'Trilby' and 'The Martian,' which complete the author's major literary achievement.

It is important to remembers that these works were produced as a venture, by one who was not a professional writer. Du Maurier was an artist, and first became famous as an illustrator of Punch. In 1859, at the age of 25, he ...
See more details below
PETER IBBETSON (Illustrated by the Author)

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$2.50
BN.com price
Marketplace
BN.com

All Available Formats & Editions

Overview

The novel which first brought to George Du Maurier fame as a writer of fiction. Its success led to the writing of the two other novels, 'Trilby' and 'The Martian,' which complete the author's major literary achievement.

It is important to remembers that these works were produced as a venture, by one who was not a professional writer. Du Maurier was an artist, and first became famous as an illustrator of Punch. In 1859, at the age of 25, he suddenly lost the sight of one eye as a result of detached retina. When the sight of the other eye became uncertain, he lived under the fear of becoming unable to earn his living by his regular work. He therefore turned to writing. About 1891, encouraged by Henry James, Du Maurier wrote 'Peter Ibbetson' for Harper and Brothers.

The story was published serialized in Harper's Magazine in 1891 (June to November numbers inclusive), and was later issued in book form.

Three factors contributed to the success of the work.

First, the scenes of the story are those of Du Maurier's own early life, and over the whole narrative, particularly over the early chapters, there hangs; a truly wonderful atmosphere of reminiscence. Certainly, few readers can resist the appeal of Du Maurier's narrative of young Peter's journey from London to Paris—from "a dingy house in the heart of London in a long street of desolating straightness that led to a dreary square and back again," to Passy, the suburb of Paris, where he awoke to find himself "on a beautiful June morning in a charming French garden, where the warm, sweet atmosphere was laden with the scent of lilac and syringa, and gay with butterflies and dragon-flies and humblebees."

Second, the supernatural element attracted many readers. The action of the story centers about the ability of Peter Ibbetson and Mary, Duchess of Towers, to live in the world of dreams a life entirely apart from their actual life.
Lastly, Du Maurier illustrated his own story with the skill which only a gifted artist can summon, especially the artistic features of the novel that handle the supernatural element.

The delicate feeling evidenced in the autobiographical portion constitutes the chief charm of the story, and will keep the work alive for a long time. 'Peter Ibbetson,' like 'Trilby,' has been successfully dramatized.


This edition contains 90 illustrations by George du Maurier.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013980136
  • Publisher: OGB
  • Publication date: 2/21/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 6 MB

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.


If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)