Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens and Peter and Wendy
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Now, I don’t dislike the world of Peter Pan for being magical; if anything, it is not magical enough. The hallmark of a really magical world is that everything ma ...more
There are so many things that you just don't notice the first time. It's just awesome. Like opening up an origami puzzle.
I reread this for a paper I'm writing for one of my MA classes. THERE WAS SOOO MUCH GOING ON!!
I never thought this book would be as good as it turned out to be. I thought that since I knew the gist of the story that nothing would surprise me or move me in a big way. But this book was a complete and utter j ...more
We see so very little of Never-Land and all of its magic in this short little novel. The narrator is a little too involved for my taste (Barrie, I still love you for providing me with hours of entertainment...really, I do...no disrespect here...) and for the type of story I wanted this to be, I would prefe ...more
A book "directed in part at younger readers, it is clearly ... written primarily for adult readers", and to remind them what it is to be childlike and imaginative - and less appealingly given Barrie's paternalistic manner "to explain children to adults". I do like the introduction here a lot. It does spend too much time on biographical detail that differs surprisingly little from Finding Neverland - but it only quickly alludes t ...more
I thought this book was interestingly written especially based on the common Peter Pan story we know from Disney. The role of the narrator sometimes seems overly involved. Overall the story of Peter and Wendy was a fun read.
I must say that the short story Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens I found quite dull. His adventures were not all that interesting. It is interesting how Barrie dev ...more
We usually notice how classical kids stories have a different origin than the one we imagine. The main core and storyline is there, but obviously, in the kids version they showed us all the second intentions and hidden hits to the society or certain aspects of it are all censured for the sake of protecting our innocence. Or so I believe. Thats the main reason I find it so important to read the original versions of important fairy tales, because even though we do have a clue as to what the stor...more
I read this a while back and somehow forgot to write anything whatever about it, or mark it as read, or anything. I remember liking it; it was fairly dark, moved fast. Can't remember if I thought there were weird sexual undertones or was surprised to find there weren't.
Humph. I hate when I don't document properly.
I have seen the movie 100s of times, and some of the songs, and seens are left stuck in my mind. The book was good. Maybe it could be the nostalgic from the movies. But I have to give i ...more
I think I would have liked this book more if I had skipped the introduction. I may have ended up seeing things that weren't really there. After reading the intro, I saw this book as nothing more then Barrie writing this story to get over mommy issues.
I honestly found nothing likeable about Peter. He was a sadistic bully who found joy in murdering anyone he felt like. We're told while Peter is away, Neverland is a happy place. Every ...more
Though I found Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens a bit boring, I must admit it was interesting. Barrie has such a wild, imaginative mind, that has no limits, as literature itself should have none, either.
But Peter and Wendy was a delicious piece of art to read. A very cruel, yet, very realistic work about childhood.
Peter and Wendy: This is the story that everyone knows and what most people tell for Pan's story. Though I thought there would have been more detail that wasn't told in the films, the on ...more
However, in the edition I read (Penguin Classics), the introduction by Jack Zipes was the best thing about it. Zipes' lively tone and informative essay about the life of J.M. Barrie was really fascinating and gave an excellent social and personal background to the t ...more
Peter and Wendy is the novel of the play that introduced the world to the boy that would never grow up. Wendy and her brothers meet Peter Pan when he flies through their window in search of his shadow. After Wendy sews his shadow to him (of course, not without the exchange of a kiss and a thimble), she and her brothers fly away with Peter to Neverland, the fantastical island of eternal childhood. There they meet the Lost Boys, fairies, mermaids, redskins, and most esp ...more
Hace algún tiempo, en una librería encontre este título, lo compré en ese momento y lo dejé en mi lista de ibros para después. Pero el que haya acabado ahí fué obra e un desafortunado incidente con “ ...more
The child of a family of small-town weavers, he was educated in Scotland. He moved to London, where he developed a career as a novelist and playwright. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him in writing about a baby boy who has ...more
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