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The Resource The real Peter Pan : J.M. Barrie and the boy who inspired him, Piers Dudgeon

The real Peter Pan : J.M. Barrie and the boy who inspired him, Piers Dudgeon

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The real Peter Pan : J.M. Barrie and the boy who inspired him
Title
The real Peter Pan
Title remainder
J.M. Barrie and the boy who inspired him
Statement of responsibility
Piers Dudgeon
Title variation
J.M. Barrie and the boy who inspired him
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The world has long been captivated by the story of Peter Pan and the countless movies, plays, musicals, and books that retell the story of Peter, Wendy, and the Lost Boys. Now, in this revealing behind-the-scenes book, author Piers Dudgeon examines the fascinating and complex relationships among Peter Pan's creator, J.M. Barrie, and the family of boys who inspired his work. After meeting the Llewelyn Davies family in London's Kensington Garden, Barrie struck up an intense friendship with the children and their parents. The innocence of Michael, the fourth of five brothers, went on to influence the creation of Barrie's most famous character, Peter Pan. Barrie was so close to the Llewelyn Davies family that he became trustee and guardian to the boys following the deaths of their parents. Although the relationship between the boys and Barrie (and particularly between Barrie and Michael) was enduring, it was punctuated by the fiercest of tragedies. Throughout the heart-rending saga of Barrie's involvement with the Llewelyn Davies brothers, it is the figure of Michael, the most original and inspirational of their number, and yet also the one whose fate is most pitiable, that stands out. The Real Peter Pan is a captivating true story of childhood, friendship, war, love, and regret"--
  • Dudgeon examines the fascinating and complex relationships among Peter Pan's creator, J.M. Barrie, and the family of boys who inspired his work. After meeting the Llewelyn Davies family in London's Kensington Garden, Barrie struck up an intense friendship with the children and their parents. The innocence of Michael, the fourth of five brothers, went on to influence the creation of Barrie's most famous character, Peter Pan. Barrie became trustee and guardian to the boys following the deaths of their parents. A captivating true story of childhood, friendship, war, love, and regret
Summary
The world has long been captivated by the story of Peter Pan and the countless movies, plays, musicals, and books that retell the story of Peter, Wendy, and the Lost Boys. Now, in this revealing behind-the-scenes book, author Piers Dudgeon examines the fascinating and complex relationships among Peter Pan's creator, J.M. Barrie, and the family of boys who inspired his work. After meeting the Llewelyn Davies family in London's Kensington Garden, Barrie struck up an intense friendship with the children and their parents
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10518461
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DLC
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Dudgeon, Piers
Dewey number
  • 942.083092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Llewelyn Davies, Michael
  • Llewelyn Davies family
  • Barrie, J. M.
  • Barrie, J. M.
  • Upper class
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
J.M. Barrie and the boy who inspired him
Label
The real Peter Pan : J.M. Barrie and the boy who inspired him, Piers Dudgeon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • British edition has subtitle: the tragic life of Michael Llewelyn Davies
  • "First published in Great Britain by The Robson Press, an imprint of Biteback Publishing" [London, 2015] -- Verso title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-390) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1905: an awfully big adventure -- 1860-1900: a rich harvest of possibility -- 1895: a key to Kensington Gardens -- 1897: spellbound -- 1897: Barrie comes out -- 1897-99: lost boy -- 1900: Peter and Michael break through -- 1901-03: island games -- 1901-03: unrest within the family -- 1903-04: the real play -- 1904-05: Arthur's retreat -- 1905-07: death takes a hand -- 1906: Barrie's Scotland -- 1907: the widow Sylvia -- 1908: dependence and uncertainty -- 1909: mind games and manoeuvres -- 1910: no idle steer -- 1910-11: Scourie: learning to fly -- 1912: the Outer Hebrides: catching Mary Rose -- 1913-14: broken to Eton -- 1914-15: loving, J.M.B. -- 1915: the blue bird of happiness -- 1916-17: home fires burning -- 1917-18: Michael turns away -- 1918: the real Peter Pan -- 1918: within the gothic chamber -- 1919: Oxford -- 1919: Garsington -- 1920: romance -- 1920: Michael breaks out -- 1920: between earth and paradise -- 1920-21: Barrie gets his way -- 1921: disposal
Control code
ocn944014159
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiii, 400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250087799
Lccn
2016001233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)944014159
Label
The real Peter Pan : J.M. Barrie and the boy who inspired him, Piers Dudgeon
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • British edition has subtitle: the tragic life of Michael Llewelyn Davies
  • "First published in Great Britain by The Robson Press, an imprint of Biteback Publishing" [London, 2015] -- Verso title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-390) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1905: an awfully big adventure -- 1860-1900: a rich harvest of possibility -- 1895: a key to Kensington Gardens -- 1897: spellbound -- 1897: Barrie comes out -- 1897-99: lost boy -- 1900: Peter and Michael break through -- 1901-03: island games -- 1901-03: unrest within the family -- 1903-04: the real play -- 1904-05: Arthur's retreat -- 1905-07: death takes a hand -- 1906: Barrie's Scotland -- 1907: the widow Sylvia -- 1908: dependence and uncertainty -- 1909: mind games and manoeuvres -- 1910: no idle steer -- 1910-11: Scourie: learning to fly -- 1912: the Outer Hebrides: catching Mary Rose -- 1913-14: broken to Eton -- 1914-15: loving, J.M.B. -- 1915: the blue bird of happiness -- 1916-17: home fires burning -- 1917-18: Michael turns away -- 1918: the real Peter Pan -- 1918: within the gothic chamber -- 1919: Oxford -- 1919: Garsington -- 1920: romance -- 1920: Michael breaks out -- 1920: between earth and paradise -- 1920-21: Barrie gets his way -- 1921: disposal
Control code
ocn944014159
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiii, 400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250087799
Lccn
2016001233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)944014159

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