Considered a masterpiece since its first appearance on stage in 1904, Peter Pan is J.M. Barrie's most famous work and the greatest of all children's stories. While it is a wonderful fantasy for the young, Peter Pan, particularly in the novel from Barrie published in 1911, says something important to all of us. Here 'the boy who wouldn't grow up' and his adventures with Wendy and the lost boys in the Neverland evoke a deep emotional response as they give form to our feelings about parents, boys and girls, the unknown, freedom, and responsibility. Humorous, satiric, filled with suspenful cliff-hangers and bittersweet truths, this book works on indisputable magic on readers of all ages, making it a true classic of imaginative literature.