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Book Title: Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens & Peter and Wendy [Illustrated]|
The author of the book: J.M. Barrie
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 36.95 MB
Edition: Eltanin Publishing
Date of issue: December 18th 2012
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Read full description of the books Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens & Peter and Wendy [Illustrated]:This ebook contains two of J. M. Barrie's books: Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, and Peter and Wendy. All of the original illustrations are included. There are 74 illustrations in Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, most of them in full color, by illustrator Arthur Rackham, who also illustrated Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. There are 13 illustrations in Peter and Wendy, by illustrator F. D. Bedford.
~~ Excerpt from the Editor's Preface:
The Peter Pan character first appeared in Scottish novelist J. M. Barrie’s novel A Little White Bird, published in 1902. The chapters about Peter Pan were a story within the story. In 1904, Barrie’s stage play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up debuted and enjoyed great success. Following up on this success, Barrie extracted the Peter Pan chapters from A Little White Bird (which was a book for adults), and published Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, a children’s book, in 1906. The book was illustrated by Arthur Rackham, who had previously illustrated Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Barrie expanded and adapted his stage play into a novel, which was published in 1911 as Peter and Wendy, with illustrations by F. D. Bedford.
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens is very different from the idea most of us have of Peter Pan (thanks in great part to the Disney film and the Mary Martin Broadway musical). In fact, Peter is only seven days old in this book!
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Read information about the authorSir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan.
The son of a weaver, Barrie studied at the University of Edinburgh. He took up journalism, worked for a Nottingham newspaper, and contributed to various London journals before moving to London in 1885. His early works, Auld Licht Idylls (1889) and A Window in Thrums (1889), contain fictional sketches of Scottish life and are commonly seen as representative of the Kailyard school. The publication of The Little Minister (1891) established his reputation as a novelist. During the next 10 years Barrie continued writing novels, but gradually his interest turned toward the theatre.
In London he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him in writing about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in The Little White Bird), then to write Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, a "fairy play" about this ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland. This play quickly overshadowed his previous work and although he continued to write successfully, it became his best-known work, credited with popularising the name Wendy, which was very uncommon previously.
Barrie unofficially adopted the Davies boys following the deaths of their parents. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital, which continues to benefit from them.
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