Peter and Wendy: The Restored Text (Annotated)



Peter Pan is vanishing. Unauthorized changes have tinkered with J.M. Barrie’s magic. How can we know that the book we call “Peter Pan” is presented the way Barrie first penned it? Since the mid-20th century, readers couldn’t be certain─ until this edition.

With the award-winning “Hook & Jill” Saga, the Reginetta Press drew grown-up readers back to the Neverland. Now it carries us to the Island again, this time on the wings of Barrie’s own words….

“All children, except one, grow up.” Peter Pan himself grew in his author’s imagination, from the true boys Barrie knew, to the infant of “The Little White Bird,” to the Wonderful Boy on stage, to his familiar form in “Peter and Wendy.” But no evolution of Barrie’s text is necessary for us to revel in his Neverland─ in any era, and at any age.

With “Peter and Wendy: The Restored Text,” the Reginetta Press preserves the integrity of Barrie’s manuscript, before it is lost to time. All other versions stand “second-to-the-right” of J.M. Barrie’s.

This Reginetta Press edition replicates the exact text of J.M. Barrie’s 1911 novelization of the Peter Pan story, “Peter and Wendy,” and reproduces the F.D. Bedford illustrations.

With supplemental material documenting the development of J.M. Barrie’s concept of Peter Pan over the years:

–“The Evolution of Peter Pan,” tracing the growth of the Peter Pan mythology;

–Editor’s supplement: “A Gift of Ghosts,” revealing background and insight into the origin of Peter Pan in J.M. Barrie’s personal life.

–Text restored to original form, which editions since the mid-20th century may have changed or deleted.

–Includes all 14 illustrations created by F.D. Bedford, rarely seen and now restored from the first edition in 1911.

ISBN: 9780982371428
Publisher: Reginetta Press LLC
Pub Date: 06/2020
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.62lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.50w x 0.50d

Additional information

Weight 0.62 lbs
Dimensions 8.50 × 5.50 × 0.50 in