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Publisher's Summary

Unique to this title is: 

  • A historical introduction
  • A study of the themes present in Peter Pan, Dear Brutus, and The Admirable Crichton

You may of course skip all of it and go straight to the main title if you do not want any spoilers, and come back later to the beginning. 

James Barrie grew up in a family where the mother was the dominant figure. When he was six years old, his elder brother died in an accident, a trauma from which his mother never recovered. As his mother played a dominant role in his life, her pain and suffering affected Barrie deeply and changed his life forever. 

Peter Pan is a children’s novel by J.M. Barrie. It follows the adventures of the Darling children and Peter Pan, a boy who never grows up.

The main theme of the story is the conflict between wanting to remain a child, but knowing that one has to become an adult. Peter Pan is the living and breathing manifestation of the desire to remain a child forever, without responsibility or cares. 

Dear Brutus explores what might happen if ordinary men and women, mired in unhappiness, were given the magical opportunity to remake their lives, or, as the butler Matey says, the chance to "take the right turning." The play addresses the human proclivity to blame others or fate for their failures and unhappiness, and provides the audience with penetrating insights into human nature. 

In Admirable Crichton, a group of shipwrecked English aristocrats stake their survival on the ingenuity of their trustworthy butler. 

Enjoy this timeless classic collection!

Public Domain (P)2021 Chronos Publishing

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An Introdouction to J.M. Barrie

Barrie was one of the iconic writers of the turn of the 20th century but somehow I'd never actually read any of these great stories.
This collections contains Peter Pan, the novel that had sparked so many theatrical and big screen presentations and two plays written by Barrie - The Admirable Crichton and Dear Brutus. I loved all three stories and highly recommend this collection to anyone who is interested in classic English literature.

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Circumstances right now prevent me from writing an extensive review. I will update my review as soon as I am able. I love the added content by the producers.

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Great value

The is a terrific compilation of three books. Each book is narrated very well by a different narrator. The stories are fun classics that everyone should be introduced to.