How many pages are in the book "Peter Pan"?

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sciftw eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I wish that I could give you an absolute, definitive answer to this question.  The problem is that Peter Pan is an old book.  On top of that, it is a very popular book.  Together that means the book has been through many different print versions.  Without knowing exactly which version/edition the question is asking about, the best that I can do is offer specifics about editions that I have or can currently buy.   

The original J. M. Barrie version included illustrations and was a hardcover.  It was 240 pages in length.  

The 1987 Centennial Edition (paperback) version is 208 pages in length, but that includes an afterward written by Alison Lurie.  

The current 2014 paperback edition has an extremely low page count.  It has 94 pages, which sounds incredibly short, but page counts can differ a lot as font sizes and font types are changed from version to version.  

Of course, if you don't mind altered and annotated editions to give readers the shortest possible story, then I recommend the 2007 Walt Disney's Peter Pan Little Golden Book edition.  It's 24 pages long . . . with lots of illustrations.  My four year old loves it. 

brendawm eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The original text by J. M. Barrie was 240 pages including illustrations and in hardback; however, more up-to-date versions (paperback) are 139 pages. These are pages in the volumes that I own, one old and one new.

Jamie Wheeler eNotes educator| Certified Educator

176 pages are in J.M. Barrie's adapted novel of his play, "Peter Pan".

jacobholt | Student

The book Peter Pan has a total of 197 pages of story line. These do not include the preface or table of contents.

evilpinksocks | Student

The number of pages in "Peter Pan" varies significantly based on the edition being discussed. Penguin Publishing released a version in 2004 with 352 pages while Norton and Company, Inc. published a hard copy edition in 2011 with 416 pages. Many released by companies have forwards, afterwards, and other various relevant material. It is also important to note that there are also "large print" editions available which have substantially more (and usually larger) pages. There are also annotated varieties available as well as a plethora of children's adaptations.

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