ISBN : 9780198813965
'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.
The Little White Bird
Anon: A Play
Peter and Wendy
Scenario for a Proposed Film of 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