Captivated: J.M. Barrie, the Du Mauriers and the Dark Side of Neverland by Piers Dudgeon (Paperback, 2009)
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- DescriptionJ. M. Barrie has long been a controversial figure; as D. H. Lawrence observed in 1921, 'Barrie has a fatal touch for those he loves. They die'. The five nervous breakdowns, two suicides, one attempted suicide and numerous deaths that are associated with him blacken the reputation of a man adored by generations of children. However, what is less well kwn is that Barrie's malign influence grew out of his infatuation with the du Maurier family, particularly with the hyptist, George du Maurier, creator of Svengali; with George's daughter and grandsons (models for the Darlings in Peter Pan); and with his enigmatic granddaughter, Daphne du Maurier, author of Rebecca and Barrie's final victim, whose life and work can never again be considered without reference to 'Unlce Jim'.
- Author BiographyPiers Dudgeon is the author of many works of non-fiction. He worked for ten years as an editor in London before starting his own company producing books with authors as diverse as John Fowles, Catherine Cookson, Peter Ackroyd, Daphne du Maurier, Shirley Conran and Ted Hughes. Subsequently, he left London for Yorkshire where he wrote a number of biographies as well as illustrated books evocative of the spirit of place.
- Author(s)Piers Dudgeon
- PublisherVintage Publishing
- Date of Publication04/06/2009
- SubjectBiography: Literary
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content NoteIllustrations, ports
- Weight277 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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