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


SKU: 9781605981918 Category: Tag:
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Product ID: 809429


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.”

ISBN: 9781605981918
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Pub Date: 07/2011
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.93lbs
Size: 8.99h x 6.08w x 0.98d

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Weight 0.93 lbs
Dimensions 8.99 × 6.08 × 0.98 in