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Fictions of America: The Book of Firsts is absolutely essential; what a transformative reading experience. My first reaction upon finishing Fictions of America: The Book of Firsts:  if only I had this extraordinary volume when I was younger. Second reaction: I am so grateful to have it now.”

—Junot Díaz, Pulitzer-prize winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao 

An unprecedented compendium of milestones in the history of American literature, this anthology presents all of the “first” literary works that broke barriers, inaugurated new traditions. Surprising, thrilling, and charged with the energy of originality and innovation, this eminently teachable collection is a fascinating revelation that enriches our understanding of the origins of our national literature.

Peter Pan: The Hopeland Edition includes the original publication illustrations by F. D. Bedford and a preface by Hopeland co-founder Deborra-lee Furness.

Buzzing with fairies and children who can fly, in Neverland Peter Pan defeats Captain Hook and rescues Wendy and the Lost Boys who return to their lives even while he stays forever young.

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