J.M. Barrie & the Lost Boys
J. M. Barrie, Victorian novelist, playwright, and author of Peter Pan or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, led a life almost as magical and interesting as as his famous creation. Childless in his marriage, Barrie grew close to the five young boys of the Llewelyn Davies family, ultimately becoming their guardian and devoted surrogate father when they were orphaned. Andrew Birkin draws extensively on a vast range of material by and about Barrie, including notebooks, memoirs, and hours of recorded interviews with the family and their circle, to describe Barrie's life and the wonderful world he created for the boys.
Originally published in 1979, this enchanting and richly illustrated account is reissued with a new preface to mark the release of Neverland, the film of Barrie's life, and the upcoming centenary of Peter Pan.
"A psychological thriller . . . one of the year's most complex and absorbing biographies."--Gerald Clarke, Time
"A terrible and fascinating story."--Eve Auchincloss, Washington Post
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This book became my undergraduate thesis topic, and I'm absolutely smitten. Birkin's masterful retelling of the relationship between Barrie and the LlD boys is fascinating. Plus, the book contains a ... Read full review
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