J.M. Barrie & the Lost Boys - Study Guide Prologue; Chapters 1-3 Summary & Analysis

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Prologue; Ch 1-3

The prologue begins by discussing the death of Peter Llewellyn Davies. Davies was the leader of a London publishing house who was often referred to as an artist among publishers. In 1960 Davies stepped in front of an oncoming train. Davies was 63 years old. The author states that although such a death would normally warrant only a small obituary in the London Times, the fact that Peter Davies was part of the inspiration for JM Barrie's Peter Pan made the death headline news around the world. In fact, Peter Davies and his brothers, George, Jack, Michael, and Nico, were all dubbed as Peter Pan in the press and every time one of them was involved in some newsworthy event such as being fined for speeding or getting married, the news made headlines. Understandably, the brothers began to hate the...

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