RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 213382492 LA English T1 Captivated : J.M. Barrie, the du Mauriers and the dark side of Neverland A1 Dudgeon, Piers., PB Chatto & Windus PP London YR 2008 SN 9780701182168 0701182164 0701182172 9780701182175 AB "Captivated is a true story of genius and possession at a crossroads in time, when the late nineteenth-century world of the occult and the psychic arts gave way to the new science of psychology." "The central characters are J. M. Barrie, a man tormented by inner demons since childhood; George du Maurier, the creator of Svengali, who showed how it is possible by means of hypnosis for one person to gain control over the mind of another; and Daphne du Maurier, George's enigmatic granddaughter, author of Rebecca and secret chronicler of her family's story." "This book delves deep, makes links and yields up secrets. It tells how Barrie brought his victims to nervous breakdown, early death and suicide, and how three writers formed an image of their dark side - in Svengali, Peter Pan and Rebecca - and how these images cleaved to reality and took control."--BOOK JACKET.