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Neverland : J.M. Barrie, the Du Mauriers, and the dark side of Peter Pan

Author: Piers Dudgeon
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Pegasus Books cloth edView all editions and formats
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Relates the tragic story of the author of the beloved children's novel, who learned hypnosis to captivate and psychologically abuse a family with whom he had become obsessed, the very family that inspired the Darlings of "Peter Pan."
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dudgeon, Piers.
Neverland.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2009
(OCoLC)760325590
Named Person: J M Barrie; Du Maurier family.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Piers Dudgeon
ISBN: 9781605980638 1605980633
OCLC Number: 317919867
Description: xvi, 333 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits, genealogical table ; 24 cm
Contents: Peter's suicide : a case to answer --
What is the secret? --
Du Maurier dreamers --
Peak experience --
The boy who hated mothers --
Nervous breakdown --
Impotent and ambitious --
Gateway to Neverland --
Purloining the key --
The corruption of Neverland --
Slipping into madness --
Predator and victim --
Philanderings in the park --
The boy in the box --
Flying Uncle Jim to Neverland --
Peter Pan, a demon boy --
Sylvia's will --
Looking for Michael --
Daphne's initiation --
Michael's suicide --
Rebecca, a demon boy --
Breakdown and suicide --
No escape --
On women in love.
Responsibility: Piers Dudgeon.

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Relates the tragic story of the author of the beloved children's novel, who learned hypnosis to captivate and psychologically abuse a family with whom he had become obsessed, the very family that inspired the Darlings of "Peter Pan."

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