OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Collected Peter Pan

ISBN : 9780198813965

Price(incl.tax): 
¥3,102
Author: 
J. M. Barrie; Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Pages
528 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
135 x 216 mm
Pub date
Sep 2019
Series
Oxford World's Classics Hardbacks
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  • A new collection of Peter Pan stories, showing the evolution of this enduring children's classic.
  • Includes The Little White Bird—the first appearance of the Peter Pan character in print—Barrie's novelisation of the story Peter and Wendy, an unrealised film script, and the first and final versions of the Peter Pan play.
  • Enriched by appendices of additional material relating to Peter Pan, including the short story The Blot on Peter Pan and the Captain Hook at Eton speech.
  • With an introduction and notes by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst.

         
'To die will be an awfully big adventure.'
   
Peter Pan, the boy who refused to grow up, is one of the immortals of children's literature. J. M. Barrie first created Peter Pan as a baby, living in secret with the birds and fairies in the middle of London, but as the children for whom he invented the stories grew older, so too did Peter, reappearing in Neverland, where he was aided in his epic battles with Red Indians and pirates by the motherly and resourceful Wendy Darling.
   
Peter Pan has become a cultural icon and symbol for escapism and innocence, remaining popular with both children and adults.
    
In this collected edition, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst brings together five of the main versions of the Peter Pan story, from Peter Pan's first appearance in The Little White Bird, to his novelisation of the story, the stage version, and unrealised silent film script. 
   
This edition contains a lively introduction, detailed explanatory notes, original illustrations, and appendices that include Barrie's coda to the play that was only performed once.

Index: 

The Little White Bird
Anon: A Play
Peter and Wendy
Scenario for a Proposed Film of Peter Pan
Peter Pan
Appendix 1: On the Acting of a Fairy Play
Appendix 2: When Wendy Grew Up: An Afterthought
Appendix 3: The Blot on Peter Pan
Appendix 4: Captain Hook at Eton
Notes

About the author: 

J. M. Barrie
Edited by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Professor of English Literature; Tutorial Fellow, Magdalen College, University of Oxford
  
Robert Douglas-Fairhurst is the author of Becoming Dickens (Harvard UP, 2011), winner of the 2011 Duff Cooper Prize, and has edited editions of Dickens's Great Expectations, Henry Mayhew's London Labour and the London Poor, and Kingsley's The Water-Babies for Oxford World's Classics. He writes regularly for publications including the Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, TLS, and the New Statesman.

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