Peter and Wendy: The Restored Text

Peter and Wendy: The Restored Text

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Overview

Peter Pan is vanishing. Unauthorized changes have tinkered with J.M. Barrie's magic. How can we know that the book we call "Peter Pan" is presented the way Barrie first penned it? Since the mid-20th century, readers couldn't be certain- until this edition.

With the award-winning "Hook & Jill" Saga, the Reginetta Press drew grown-up readers back to the Neverland. Now it carries us to the Island again, this time on the wings of Barrie's own words....

"All children, except one, grow up." Peter Pan himself grew in his author's imagination, from the true boys Barrie knew, to the infant of "The Little White Bird," to the Wonderful Boy on stage, to his familiar form in "Peter and Wendy." But no evolution of Barrie's text is necessary for us to revel in his Neverland- in any era, and at any age.

With "Peter and Wendy: The Restored Text," the Reginetta Press preserves the integrity of Barrie's manuscript, before it is lost to time. All other versions stand "second-to-the-right" of J.M. Barrie's.

This Reginetta Press edition replicates the exact text of J.M. Barrie's 1911 novelization of the Peter Pan story, "Peter and Wendy," and reproduces the F.D. Bedford illustrations.

• With supplemental material documenting the development of J.M. Barrie's concept of Peter Pan over the years:
• Timeline: "The Evolution of Peter Pan"; tracing the growth of the Peter Pan mythology;
• Editor's supplement: "A Gift of Ghosts," revealing background and insight into the origin of Peter Pan in J.M. Barrie's personal life.
• Text restored to original form, which editions since the mid-20th century may have changed or deleted.
• Includes all 14 illustrations created by F.D. Bedford, rarely seen and now restored from the first edition in 1911.


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Product Details

BN ID: 2940157676186
Publisher: Reginetta Press
Publication date: 12/15/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

~J.M. Barrie, family man, playwright, and author, is known for numerous other successes beyond those occurring in our beloved Neverland. Born at Kirriemuir in Angus, Scotland in 1860, he lived most of his life in London, where he became a literary light for the ages. Among his sundry other works, Barrie is revered for his plays “Peter Pan; or the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up,” “Mary Rose,” and “The Admirable Crichton.” Among his novels are “The Little Minister,” “The Little White Bird,” “Peter and Wendy.”

J.M. Barrie was a wit and wordsmith unlike any other, a master of understatement and a prince of pathos. The Reginetta Press encourages readers to indulge in Barrie’s other works in addition to this novel, and read about this fascinating man himself.

~Peter Von Brown is a J.M. Barrie scholar, and author of "Peter Pan's NeverWorld" and "Peter Pan: Betwixt and Between." His on-line blog is valued by J.M. Barrie students and enthusiasts. Von Brown examines current and historical Urban Fantasy, with an emphasis on works based on Peter Pan— books, films, plays, television, games, music, and more. Also featured are Von Brown’s original essays and artwork. www.petervonbrown.blogspot.com/

~Editor Andrea Jones is the author of the award-winning series, the "Hook & Jill" Saga (Reginetta Press). Based closely upon J.M. Barrie’s "Peter and Wendy," "Hook & Jill" is a serious parody of the Peter Pan story. Intended for adult readers, the novel questions the premise of Barrie’s original work: is it desirable to remain a child, or is it a greater adventure, after all, to grow up? A total of five books are charted for the "Hook & Jill" Saga.

Jones’ short stories appear in various anthologies, and Jones is the editor of classic restoration projects that include J.M. Barrie’s "Peter and Wendy: The Restored Text," and Alexandre Dumas’ "Prince of Thieves" and "Robin Hood the Outlaw" (Reginetta Press). Jones’ objective is to preserve beloved manuscripts in their original forms before time and re-telling corrupt the authors’ words.

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