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Peter Pan (100th Anniversary Edition) (original 1911; edition 2003)

by J. M. Barrie

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Title:Peter Pan (100th Anniversary Edition)
Authors:J. M. Barrie
Info:Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (2003), Edition: 100 Anv, Hardcover, 176 pages
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Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie (1911)

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Don't be fooled: this is the novel reprinted under the title of the play. If you're looking for the play try OUP's Peter Pan and Other Plays.

I am given to understand that Barrie tinkered with the story over a thirty year period, so that although the play premièred before the novel, the text as published in 1928 represents Barrie's final conception. The novel is a snapshot of an earlier vision. There are distinct differences. In the play Peter is clearly dead. There were a couple of suggestions here that Barrie had that in mind, but Neverland appears to be more a place of the imagination. The play is crystallised and the novel more fluid. Which you prefer is very subjective. I prefer the play, but don't want to underrate the novel which is written with great charm and real moments of magic. ( )
  Lukerik | Apr 27, 2017 |
Hilarious, satirical, wierd. The reviewers who complain about the stereotypical Indians, pirates, etc. seem to have failed to notice that what Barrie was describing was an Edwardian boy's fantasy of adventure. It is called Neverland for a reason. ( )
  themulhern | Apr 7, 2017 |
Young Wendy Darling is woken by a strange boy in her room, which has lost his shadow. That boy is Peter Pan, a flying boy who doesn’t grow from Neverland who regularly eavesdrops at her house because he likes the bedtime stories her mother tells. Since Wendy only knows bedtime stories (and can potentially "make pockets"), Peter whisks Wendy and her brothers Michael and John off to Neverland. Therefore, Neverland is not a place devoid of dangers there is a pirate ship there led by the villainous Captain Hook. Hook is constantly trying to kill Peter and his Lost Boys, and it doesn't take long for Wendy and the other boys to be captured. Children are "innocent and heartless" by nature, and it feels like "Peter Pan" was a homage to that -- it's a childish romp in a fantasyland, where kids can fly, fight pirates and have strange little adventures. Nobody really thinks about the families that are undoubtedly freaking out, or the lives they'll miss out on.
  hildaalcaraz | Mar 17, 2017 |
This is a fantastic book and should be read by anyone who has a hint (or more) of child inside of them. Barrie does a fantastic job of writing Neverland as it would truly exist within a child's imagination. Peter Pan is also an incredibly fun character to read about - frustrating at times, silly at others... just like a child.
  yrthegood1staken | Feb 28, 2017 |
This is a fantastic book and should be read by anyone who has a hint (or more) of child inside of them. Barrie does a fantastic job of writing Neverland as it would truly exist within a child's imagination. Peter Pan is also an incredibly fun character to read about - frustrating at times, silly at others... just like a child.

I enjoyed reading the novel, and also thoroughly enjoyed listening to Roe Kendall's audiobook version. Her reading was absolutely perfect and brought the lively story even more to life. ( )
  yrthegood1staken | Feb 24, 2017 |
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Barrie, J. M.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Geist, KenEditormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Attwell, Mabel LucieIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bedford, Francis D.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dale, JimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Foreman, MichaelIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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All children, except one, grow up.
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"Now," said he, "shall I give you a kiss?" and she replied with a slight primness, "if you please." She made herself rather cheap by inclining her face toward him, but he merely dropped an acorn button into her hand; so she slowly returned her face to where it had been before, and said nicely that she would wear his kiss on a chain around her neck.
Mr and Mrs Darling and Nana rushed into the nursery too late. The birds were flown.
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Please do not combine the novel with the original play.
The original play was written by J.M. Barrie and first performed in 1904.
Peter and Wendy is the title of Barrie's 1911 novelization of it. The novel follows the play closely, but includes a final chapter not part of the original play.
The novel is now usually published under the title Peter and Wendy or simply Peter Pan.
ISBN 1897035128 is a Blue Heron Books edition of Peter Pan.
ISBN 0689866917 is an Aladdin edition of Peter Pan.
ISBN 014086847X is a Puffin edition of Peter Pan.
ISBN 1566197139 is a Barnes & Noble publication of Peter Pan.
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The great story of Peter and Wendy. I have in my personal collection a 1914 edition. It is a great story of retaining your childhood feelings of play and wonder of the world. It is an important story for the modern age as I think too many of us loose the heart of a child. A great read.

--jeriahsharin

The classic story of the boy who never grew up, the girl who would be both his mother and partner, and all the wild imaginings of children let loose. Adventure, intrigue, pirates, roughousing, deep dark forests, magic, trouncing the adults on a regular basis, flying, fierce animals, pretty much everything is there. --wendp
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0670841803, Hardcover)

"All children, except one, grow up." Thus begins a great classic of children's literature that we all remember as magical. What we tend to forget, because the tale of Peter Pan and Neverland has been so relentlessly boiled down, hashed up, and coated in saccharine, is that J.M. Barrie's original version is also witty, sophisticated, and delightfully odd. The Darling children, Wendy, John, and Michael, live a very proper middle-class life in Edwardian London, but they also happen to have a Newfoundland for a nurse. The text is full of such throwaway gems as "Mrs. Darling first heard of Peter Pan when she was tidying up her children's minds," and is peppered with deliberately obscure vocabulary including "embonpoint," "quietus," and "pluperfect." Lest we forget, it was written in 1904, a relatively innocent age in which a plot about abducted children must have seemed more safely fanciful. Also, perhaps, it was an age that expected more of its children's books, for Peter Pan has a suppleness, lightness, and intelligence that are "literary" in the best sense. In a typical exchange with the dastardly Captain Hook, Peter Pan describes himself as "youth... joy... a little bird that has broken out of the egg," and the author interjects: "This, of course, was nonsense; but it was proof to the unhappy Hook that Peter did not know in the least who or what he was, which is the very pinnacle of good form." A book for adult readers-aloud to revel in--and it just might teach young listeners to fly. (Ages 5 and older) --Richard Farr

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The adventures of Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up.

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6 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0670841803, 0451520882, 0141322578, 0141808411, 0141329815, 0141343281

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