Fuse #8

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

How Peter's Stock Has Risen

Elaine Krieg Smith of the highly information Bookseller Blog recently noted the release of Geraldine McCaughrean's well-lauded new Peter Pan In Scarlet. With thoughts of Peter Pan in her mind, she decided to seek out how well PP is selling on eBay. Here are some results:

1911 Peter Pan & Wendy , Neverland , Pirates J. Barrie - $192.49 (23 bids) - not a first edition, but Bedford’s vintage illustrations would certainly have appeal.

J M Barrie Little White Bird (Peter Pan ) 1902 1st edit - $90 (store) - you might not know about this one!

Easton Press PETER PAN AND WENDY J M Barrie SEALED - $80 (19 bids) - lovely leather binding and a noted illustrator, too!

ARTHUR RACKHAM Peter Pan Kensington Gardens J Barrie HB - $68.98 (13 bids) - Arthur Rackham is a collectible illustrator.

Correct me if I am wrong, but The Little White Bird hasn't anything to do with Peter Pan, yes? Interesting look at Pete's current interest, just the same.


At 9:58 PM , Blogger Little Willow said...

Wiki explains it more quickly than I would:

"J. M. Barrie wrote three works featuring Peter Pan:

* The novel The Little White Bird: Or Adventures in Kensington Gardens (1902)
* The stage play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (first performed Dec. 27, 1904 with incidental music by John Crook); (first published version of play, 1928)
* Peter and Wendy (1911), later retitled Peter Pan, a novel for children based on the play."

At 9:59 PM , Blogger Little Willow said...

. . . and link to e-text:



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