Peter and Wendy and Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
All children, except one, grow up." Peter Pan originally appeared as a baby living a magical life among birds and fairies in J.M. Barrie's sequence of stories, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. His later role as flying boy hero was brought to the stage by Barrie in the beloved play Peter Pan,... show more
All children, except one, grow up."
Peter Pan originally appeared as a baby living a magical life among birds and fairies in J.M. Barrie's sequence of stories, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. His later role as flying boy hero was brought to the stage by Barrie in the beloved play Peter Pan, which opened in 1904 and became the novel Peter and Wendy in 1911. In a narrative filled with vivid characters, epic battles, pirates, fairies, and fantastic imagination, Peter Pan's adventures capture the spirit of childhood-and of rebellion against the role of adulthood in conventional society.
This edition includes the novel and the stories, as well as an introduction by eminent scholar Jack Zipes. Looking at the man behind Peter Pan and sifting through the psychological interpretations that have engaged many a critic, Zipes explores the larger cultural and literary contexts in which we should appreciate Barrie's enduring creation and shows why Peter Pan is a work not for children but for adults seeking to reconnect with their own imagination.
Publish date: 2005-12-01
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 234
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Fairy Tales
Beschreibung Die Kinder der Familie Darling wachsen in einem behüteten Elternhaus auf und werden von dem tierischen Kindermädchen Nana auf das Herzlichste umsorgt. Alles geht seinen gewohnten Gang bis die Kinder eines Tages Bekanntschaft mit Peter Pan, dem Jungen der nie erwachsen werden möchte, s...
Peter Pan is a classic, and one of my favorite stories. I always loved the thought of flying with Peter Pan to Neverland and staying a child forever. Students in the 5th and 6th grades would be the best audience for this book. Peter Pan would work well in fiction lessons. I would read the book o...
I plan on decorating my room as a Peter Pan theme. So I think this would be a good story to read on the first day of school or even the first week of school.
I liked some of this. Peter was effectively quite creepy, which was enjoyable, and a lot of the descriptions and whimsy were nice. However it was really difficult to get past how profoundly racist it was, and the sexism didn't help. I know, I know, 1911, but I really can't picture presenting this to...
Welcome to Neverland! For three lucky children living in London, nothing could seem better than a faraway world where you were free to play all day. In this magical world, there would be no school. And no parents to tell you to brush your teeth. Or to sit up straight, or to eat your vegetables. Bes...