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J.M. Barrie, the Du Mauriers, and the Dark Side of Peter Pan

By Piers Dudgeon

Pegasus Books, Hardcover, 9781605980638, 333pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2009

Barrie later altered Sylvia's will after her death so that he could become the boys legal guardian, while pushing several members of the family to nervous breakdown and suicide. Barrie's compulsion to dominate was so apparent to those around him that D. H. Lawrence once wrote: J. M Barrie has a fatal touch for those he loves. They die.