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ISBN13: 9780393066005
ISBN10: 0393066002
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One hundred years after J. M. Barrie published the novel , Maria Tatar revisits a story that, like , 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.

Review:

"On the centennial anniversary of the publication of Peter and Wendy, editor, translator, and Harvard professor Tatar presents the novel along with a wealth of information and commentary, including an introduction outlining the story's central themes and symbols, the circumstances of Barrie writing the play Peter Pan, and its critical reception. Barrie was a peculiar, but generous man who adopted the five Llewelyn Davies boys when they were orphaned, and bequeathed the copyright for Peter Pan to a London children's hospital. Tatar has included illustrations from Peter and Wendy by F.D. Bedford, illustrations by Arthur Rackham from Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (published four years earlier), and photographs of the Llewelyn Davies boys taken by the author himself. In a dedication to the boys, Barrie wrote: 'I made Peter by rubbing the five of you violently together, as savages with two sticks produce a flame.' Readers of all ages will delight in the adventures of Peter and the Darling children, from Peter leaving his shadow behind in the nursery to the epic battle with Hook and his cohorts. As Tatar notes, Barrie invented a genre in which 'adults and children could together inhabit a zone where all experience the pleasures of a story.' "
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Book News Annotation:

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 (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

" is a great and refining and uplifting benefaction to this sordid and money-mad age."--Mark Twain

About the Author

J. M. Barrie (1860-1937) was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan.Maria Tatar chairs the Program in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University. She is the author of Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood, Off with Their Heads! Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood and many other books on folklore and fairy stories. She is also the editor and translator of The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen, The Annotated Brothers Grimm, The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales, The Annotated Peter Pan, The Classic Fairy Tales: A Norton Critical Edition and The Grimm Reader. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Elliott Blackwell, October 26, 2011 (view all comments by Elliott Blackwell)
I have loved Maria Tartar's other annotated books and this one is just as beautiful as the others I have in my collection. This novel celebrates its 100th anniversary is a great read for both children and adults. Though filled with pirates, Indians, mermaids, lost boys and fairies this story covers themes of lost youth to death. As Peter even says, "To die will be an awfully big adventure." Don't let all of the adaptations fool you, this is a magical book of such depth, as well as adventure, that it has something for everyone. That is why this tale has lasted so long.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393066005
Author:
Barrie, James Matthew
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Tatar, Maria
Author:
Barrie, J. M.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
The Centennial Edition
Series:
The Annotated Books
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
125 black-and-white and 125 4c illustrat
Pages:
504
Dimensions:
10 x 8.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "On the centennial anniversary of the publication of Peter and Wendy, editor, translator, and Harvard professor Tatar presents the novel along with a wealth of information and commentary, including an introduction outlining the story's central themes and symbols, the circumstances of Barrie writing the play Peter Pan, and its critical reception. Barrie was a peculiar, but generous man who adopted the five Llewelyn Davies boys when they were orphaned, and bequeathed the copyright for Peter Pan to a London children's hospital. Tatar has included illustrations from Peter and Wendy by F.D. Bedford, illustrations by Arthur Rackham from Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (published four years earlier), and photographs of the Llewelyn Davies boys taken by the author himself. In a dedication to the boys, Barrie wrote: 'I made Peter by rubbing the five of you violently together, as savages with two sticks produce a flame.' Readers of all ages will delight in the adventures of Peter and the Darling children, from Peter leaving his shadow behind in the nursery to the epic battle with Hook and his cohorts. As Tatar notes, Barrie invented a genre in which 'adults and children could together inhabit a zone where all experience the pleasures of a story.' "
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