Neverland: J. M. Barrie, The Du Mauriers, and the Dark Side of Peter Pan

By: Dudgeon, Piers

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In his revelatory Neverland, Piers Dudgeon tells the tragic story of J. M. Barrie and the Du Maurier family. Driven by a need to fill the vacuum left by sexual impotence, Barrie sought out George du Maurier, Daphne du Maurier s grandfather (author of the famed Trilby), who specialized in hypnosis. Barrie s fascination and obsession with the Du Maurier family is a shocking study of greed and psychological abuse, as we observe Barrie as he applies these lessons in mind control to captivate George s daughter Sylvia, his son Gerald, as well as their children who became the inspiration for the Darling family in Barrie s immortal Peter Pan. Barrie later altered Sylvia s will after her death so that he could become the boys legal guardian, while pushing several members of the family to nervous breakdown and suicide. Barrie s compulsion to dominate was so apparent to those around him that D. H. Lawrence once wrote: J. M Barrie has a fatal touch for those he loves. They die.

Title: Neverland: J. M. Barrie, The Du Mauriers, and the Dark Side of Peter Pan

Author: Dudgeon, Piers

Categories: Autobiography / Biography / Memoir, Literary Criticism,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: N Y., Pegasus: 2009

ISBN Number: 1605980633

ISBN Number 13: 9781605980638

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 116843

Description: A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. 333 pages.