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Captivated

J. M. Barrie, Daphne Du Maurier and the Dark Side of Neverland

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Captivated by Piers Dudgeon
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Captivated is a true story of genius and possession. The background is the turn of the century, when a late-nineteenth-century world of mesmerists, psychics, trancers and table-turners gave way to a new twentieth-century age of psychology. The central character is the creator of Peter Pan, the famous novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie, a man tormented by inner demons since childhood. arrie developed a consuming interest in the du Maurier family, beginning with George du Maurier, author of Trilby, a bestselling novel featuring his creation Svengali. In Trilby, George showed how it is possible, by means of hypnosis, for one person to gain control over the mind of another. arrie made his move on the du Maurier family immediately after George died, assuming George s mantel and using his ideas to dominate both his daughter Sylvia and his son Gerald. Soon Barrie was Uncle Jim to Sylvia s five sons and Gerald s three daughters, playing romping games of adventure and make-believe, and inviting the children into the transcendental world of Neverland. Four of the boys (the lost boys of Peter Pan) and one of the girls (the imaginative tomboy Daphne) were captivated. his fascinating

Author Biography

Piers 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.
Release date Australia
June 4th, 2009
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Vintage
Pages
352
Dimensions
129x198x24
ISBN-13
9780099520450
Product ID
2772095

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