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Peter and Wendy by J.M. BARRIE - First Edition - 1911 - from Grinning Cat Books (SKU: 31488)

Peter and Wendy

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Peter and Wendy

by J.M. BARRIE

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Quite rare. First American edition, first printing, with 'Published October 1911' on the copyright page along with the Scribner'/No Jacket
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First American Edition, First Printing, with 'Published October 1911' on the copyright page along with the Scribner's Seal. Quite rare. (Published by Charles Scribner's Sons simultaneously with the British edition.) A fine copy, in publisher's original green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Covers very bright, clean, and very crisp. Slight bumping at head of spine. A superb copy. Pictorial title page and frontispiece, plus eleven black and white illustrations by F.D. Bedford. A fantastic copy of this timeless classic. A finds for any collector.

The character of Peter Pan is first encountered in 1902 as part of The Little White Bird, a novel for adults. The popularity of this small section prompted Barrie to develop it as a children's story (Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, published in 1906) and adapt it as a play (Peter Pan, which opened in 1904). The continued success of the play led Barrie to expand the story further as a novel (Peter and Wendy, 1911), which is the version best known today. This story tells the popular version of the tale featuring Wendy Darling and Nana the dog. The final chapter of this novel, entitled, 'When Wendy Grew Up', sees Peter visiting a grown up Wendy, part of the story which had not appeared in the play or earlier versions of the story.

Synopsis

Peter and Wendy (1911) is the title of James M. Barrie's novelization of his most famous play, Peter Pan: or, The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up (1904). Inspired by Barrie's friendship with the Llewelyn Davies family, both the play and the novel tell the story of Peter Pan, a mischievous young boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island of Neverland with Wendy Darling and her brothers. The novel follows the play closely, though its final chapter is an addition to the original work. Peter and Wendy was first published in 1911 by Hodder & Stoughton in the United Kingdom and Charles Scribner's Sons in the United States. In 1929, Barrie gave the copyright to the works featuring Peter Pan to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), Britain's leading children's hospital.

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Bookseller
Grinning Cat Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
31488
Title
Peter and Wendy
Author
J.M. BARRIE
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Quite rare. First American edition, first printing, with 'Published October 1911' on the copyright page along with the Scribner'
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1911
Keywords
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