Peter Pan (Collins Classics)

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Desperate to hear bedtime stories, Peter Pan waits outside the nursery window of Wendy, John and Michael Darling. When Peter asks Wendy to fly with him to Neverland, the Darling children are whisked away to a world of adventure – of daring fairies, wondrous mermaids and The Lost Boys.But there is danger in Neverland too: the villainous Captain Hook is out for revenge and will stop at nothing to take it.

Poignant and unforgettable, J. M. Barrie’s classic tale is one of the greatest works of children’s literature of the last century. Its imaginative scope, tender humour and vivid characters will enchant adults and children alike.

Published in association with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

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HarperCollins UK
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Published on
May 21, 2015
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Pages
208
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ISBN
9780007558186
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Classics
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Medical
Fiction / Satire
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This comprehensive eBook presents the most complete edition of J. M. Barrie's works possible in the US, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (13MB Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Barrie's life and works
* Special PETER PAN section, with images and links to all the Peter Pan mythos texts
* Concise introductions to the novels and other works
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the Edwardian texts
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CONTENTS:

The Peter Pan Works

The Novels
AULD LICHT IDYLLS
BETTER DEAD
WHEN A MAN’S SINGLE
A WINDOW IN THRUMS
THE LITTLE MINISTER
SENTIMENTAL TOMMY
TOMMY AND GRIZEL
THE LITTLE WHITE BIRD
PETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENS
PETER AND WENDY

The Novella
A TILLYLOSS SCANDAL

The Short Story Collections
A HOLIDAY IN BED AND OTHER SKETCHES
TWO OF THEM
ECHOES OF THE WAR

The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Plays
IBSEN’S GHOST
WALKER, LONDON
JANE ANNIE
THE PROFESSOR’S LOVE STORY
THE LITTLE MINISTER
THE WEDDING GUEST
QUALITY STREET
THE ADMIRABLE CRICHTON
LITTLE MARY
PETER PAN
ALICE SIT-BY-THE-FIRE
WHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWS
OLD FRIENDS
WHEN WENDY GREW UP – AN AFTERTHOUGHT
PANTALOON
THE TWELVE-POUND LOOK
ROSALIND
THE WILL
HALF AN HOUR
THE NEW WORD
A KISS FOR CINDERELLA
SEVEN WOMEN
DER TAG (THE TRAGIC MAN)
THE OLD LADY SHOWS HER MEDALS
DEAR BRUTUS

The Non-Fiction
AN EDINBURGH ELEVEN
MY LADY NICOTINE
THE BOY CASTAWAYS OF BLACK LAKE ISLAND
CHARLES FROHMAN: A TRIBUTE
NEITHER DORKING NOR THE ABBEY
PREFACE TO THE YOUNG VISITERS

The Memoir
MARGARET OGILVY

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