The WINK Classics e-series brings you the best of world literature. From knights to tramps, from shape-shifting to mind-bending, hounds to vampires, romance to terror – this series gives you a variety of pleasures, the wildly humorous, the duskily mysterious as well as the deliciously horrific. These are works that have enjoyed popularity since their appearance, but have also been read in different ways, and for different reasons.
The editions here give you added value, in the form of a brief biography and chronology of the author’s life and a detailed Introduction that suggests ways of reading the text. As you read you can experience what it means to hold ‘infinity in the palm of your hand’, as the English poet William Blake memorably put it.
J.M. Barrie’s fantasy of childhood celebrating nostalgic escapism into the fantasy realm of eternal youth adds the enduring figure of Peter Pan to children’s literature. The story of Wendy, John and Michael Darling’s withdrawal into Neverland scripted and commanded by Peter and inhabited by pirates, mermaids, Redskins helps us to realise and tackle the losses/gains implicit in the process of growing up and is crucial to the understanding of the celebration of self amidst emotional and spirtutual confusion, Neverland truly eludes the logic of a fact-based knowledge system as the traces of it are integral to our mental landscape irrespective of age, class and gender.