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Neverland: J. M. Barrie, the Du Mauriers, and the Dark Side of Peter Pan

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The untold story of Peter Pan: the shocking account of J.M. Barrie’s abuse and exploitation of the Du Maurier family
 
In his revelatory Neverland, Piers Dudgeon tells the tragic story of J.M. Barrie and the Du Maurier family. Barrie’s fascination and obsession with the Du Maurier family is a shocking study of greed and psychological abuse, and his compulsion to dominate was so apparent to those around him that D. H. Lawrence once wrote: J. M. Barrie has a fatal touch for those he loves. They die.

The untold story of Peter Pan: the shocking account of J.M. Barrie’s abuse and exploitation of the Du Maurier family
 
In his revelatory Neverland, Piers Dudgeon tells the tragic story of J.M. Barrie and the Du Maurier family. Barrie’s fascination and obsession with the Du Maurier family is a shocking study of greed and psychological abuse, and his compulsion to dominate was so apparent to those around him that D. H. Lawrence once wrote: J. M. Barrie has a fatal touch for those he loves. They die.
 
Neverland has hot-and-cold running secrets, as well as tentacles that extend out to touch Henry James, D. H. Lawrence, and Arthur Conan Doyle.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times
 
“There might be scarier books this season, but it’s unlikely that any will be as luridly creepy as Neverland. Even if you already know a little about the sinister background of J. M. Barrie’s classic play, Peter Pan, you will be in for a shock. In these pages Piers Dudgeon presents a multi-generational history of psychological domination, unnatural family relations, predatory abuse, and suicide.” —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post
 
“A page-turner. Dudgeon shows how the sins, dark gifts, and obsessions of the best-selling novelist du Maurier were visited on the author of Peter Pan.” —Booklist, Starred Review
 
Piers Dudgeon worked closely with Daphne du Maurier on her book Enchanted Cornwall. He began his research on Neverland after learning that Daphne had placed a moratorium on her diaries until fifty years after her death. He lives in London.

Synopsis:

The untold story of Peter Pan: the shocking account of J.M. Barrie’s abuse and exploitation of the Du Maurier familyIn his revelatory Neverland, Piers Dudgeon tells the tragic story of J.M. Barrie and the Du Maurier family. Barrie’s fascination and obsession with the Du Maurier family is a shocking study of greed and psychological abuse, and his compulsion to dominate was so apparent to those around him that D. H. Lawrence once wrote: J. M. Barrie has a fatal touch for those he loves. They die.

About the Author

Piers Dudgeon worked closely with Daphne du Maurier on her book Enchanted Cornwall. He began his research on Neverland after learning that Daphne had placed a moratorium on her diaries until fifty years after her death. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781453218211
Subtitle:
J. M. Barrie, the Du Mauriers, and the Dark Side of Peter Pan
Publisher:
Pegasus Books
Author:
Dudgeon, Piers
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
ebook
Subject:
Biography
Edition Description:
Standard Epub
Publication Date:
20110712
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
352

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Neverland: J. M. Barrie, the Du Mauriers, and the Dark Side of Peter Pan
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Product details 352 pages Pegasus Books - English 9781453218211 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The untold story of Peter Pan: the shocking account of J.M. Barrie’s abuse and exploitation of the Du Maurier familyIn his revelatory Neverland, Piers Dudgeon tells the tragic story of J.M. Barrie and the Du Maurier family. Barrie’s fascination and obsession with the Du Maurier family is a shocking study of greed and psychological abuse, and his compulsion to dominate was so apparent to those around him that D. H. Lawrence once wrote: J. M. Barrie has a fatal touch for those he loves. They die.

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