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.
About the Editor
Maria Tatar chairs the Program in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University. Among other works, she has edited : The Annotated Brothers Grimm (ISBN 978 0 393 05848 2), The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales (ISBN 978 0 393 05163 6) and The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen (ISBN 978 0 393 06081 2).
Starred review. ...the story of Peter Pan benefits greatly from Tatar s extensive contextualizing as well as the supplemental material she includes. Of this, much is rare, and it is a treat... Bibliophiles and casual readers alike, and of course all who love Peter Pan or are fascinated by his creator, will want this gem. Recommended.
Series: Annotated Bks.
For Ages: 5 - 9 years old
Number Of Pages: 393
Published: 25th November 2011
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co.
Dimensions (cm): 25.9 x 22.3 x 4.036
Weight (kg): 1.46