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J.M. Barrie - Author

About the Author

J.M. Barrie was born on May 9, 1860, in Kirriemuir, Scotland. He was the ninth child and third son of David and Margaret ( Ogilvy ) Barrie. His father was a handloom weaver.
Barrie attended Glasgow Academy, Forfar Academy and Dumfries Academy. In 1887he enrolled in Edinburgh University, where he graduated in four years with a master's degree. He worked as a journalist for the Nottingham Journal before moving to London in 1885 to freelance.
When Barrie was six years old his older brother David died. Barrie set himself to console his mother, and later attributed this as his start down the road to becoming an author.
In 1894 he married the actress Mary Ansell. The marriage was childless and ended in divorce in 1909. However, he was friends with Arthur and Sylvia Llewellyn Davies, and when they died, became the legal guardian to their five sons: Peter, John, Michael, Nicholas and Arthur.
In later life, Barrie was struck by writer's cramp, and being ambidextrous, switched hands. He mentions in several places that what he wrote with his left hand had an altogether eerier quality than the more rational right.
Barrie died on 19th June 1937. His grave is in Kirriemuir cemetery, and his birthplace at 4, Brechin Road is maintained as a museum by the National Trust for Scotland.

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Peter Pan and Wendy A Robert Ingpen Illustrated Classic

Peter Pan and Wendy A Robert Ingpen Illustrated Classic

Author: J.M. Barrie Illustrator: Robert Ingpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/2021

'Then Peter knew that there was not a moment to lose. 'Come,' he cried imperiously, and soared out at once into the night, followed by John and Michael and Wendy.' When Peter Pan flies in through the Darling children's nursery window in search of his shadow, the scene is set for a wonderful tale of adventure and excitement that has captured the imagination of children and adults for more than a century. Leaving their nursery far behind, Wendy and her two brothers join Peter on a journey to the Neverland, a magical place filled with fantastic characters like the Lost Boys, fairies, mermaids, and pirates, including, of course, their notorious leader Captain Hook. With its daring escapades and epic battles, Peter Pan and Wendy captures the spirit of childhood and has become one of the best-loved children's books of all time. A beautiful gift edition, abridged for younger readers.

Peter Pan and Wendy A Robert Ingpen Illustrated Classic

Peter Pan and Wendy A Robert Ingpen Illustrated Classic

Author: J.M. Barrie Illustrator: Robert Ingpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/2021

'Then Peter knew that there was not a moment to lose. 'Come,' he cried imperiously, and soared out at once into the night, followed by John and Michael and Wendy.' When Peter Pan flies in through the Darling children's nursery window in search of his shadow, the scene is set for a wonderful tale of adventure and excitement that has captured the imagination of children and adults for more than a century. Leaving their nursery far behind, Wendy and her two brothers join Peter on a journey to the Neverland, a magical place filled with fantastic characters like the Lost Boys, fairies, mermaids, and pirates, including, of course, their notorious leader Captain Hook. With its daring escapades and epic battles, Peter Pan and Wendy captures the spirit of childhood and has become one of the best-loved children's books of all time.

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Author: J.M. Barrie, Judith John Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2021

Little treasures, the FLAME TREE COLLECTABLE CLASSICS are chosen to create a delightful and timeless home library. Each stunning, gift edition features deluxe cover treatments, ribbon markers, luxury endpapers and gilded edges. The unabridged text is accompanied by a Glossary of Victorian and Literary terms produced for the modern reader. Includes Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. An iconic children's classic, Peter Pan tells the story of the much-loved boy who never grew up. An instant success upon its publication in 1911, it follows Wendy Darling and her brothers, John and Michael, as they voyage to Neverland with Peter Pan, the tale's titular protagonist. A tale of imagination and adventure ensues, as they encounter the Lost Boys, mermaids, pirates, fairies and more. A perennial favourite for all ages, it remains as captivating today as ever.

PETER PAN: An Illuminated Edition An Illuminated Edition

PETER PAN: An Illuminated Edition An Illuminated Edition

Author: J.M. Barrie, Maria Tatar Illustrator: Brecht Evens Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/11/2020

The beloved classic fantasy adventure PETER PAN (originally published in 1911 as PETER AND WENDY), has been adapted countless times for film, stage, and spin-offs -- but it's never been seen as depicted by the brushwork of celebrated Belgian cartoonist Brecht Evens. This elaborately illuminated version of Barrie's perennial masterwork takes an inventive approach to world-building, treating Neverland as an imaginative space of infinite possibility to explore. Pirate ships, lost cities, fairy societies, unknowable beasts and magical creatures -- each of which fall, as Barrie wrote, somewhere between reality and all we've ever dreamed. Featuring an introduction by Maria Tatar. 9x12 , 176 pages.

Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy) ( Active TOC, Free Audiobook) (A to Z Classics)

Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy) ( Active TOC, Free Audiobook) (A to Z Classics)

Author: J.M. Barrie, A to Z Classics Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 31/05/2018

With A to Z Classics, discover or rediscover all the classics of literature. Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML) and in the end of book include a bonus link to the free audiobook. Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up and Peter and Wendy are the stage play and novel (respectively) which tell the story of Peter Pan, a mischievous little boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island of Neverland with Wendy Darling and her brothers, the fairy Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, the Indian princess Tiger Lily, and the pirate Captain Hook. The story was written by Scottish playwright and novelist J. M. Barrie, inspired by his friendship with the Llewelyn-Davies family.

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Author: J.M. Barrie Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2018

Originally a highly popular, long-running play (1904-1913) Peter Pan is the timeless classic about a magical young boy who refused to grow old. Published as a novel known as both Peter and Wendy and The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up in 1911, the story follows Peter's relationship with Wendy, where he eventually persuades her to join him in the fairy tale world of Neverland to be a mother to him and his friends The Lost Boys. But not all is safe in Neverland, as the Peter's evil adversary Captain Hook tries to thwart Peter and his friend's fun on multiple occasions. Ending in the climatic final duel between Peter and Captain Hook, this story is filled with action, adventure, family bonds, and an infamous ticking crocodile.

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Author: J.M. Barrie Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2018

Originally a highly popular, long-running play (1904-1913) Peter Pan is the timeless classic about a magical young boy who refused to grow old. Published as a novel known as both Peter and Wendy and The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up in 1911, the story follows Peter's relationship with Wendy, where he eventually persuades her to join him in the fairy tale world of Neverland to be a mother to him and his friends The Lost Boys. But not all is safe in Neverland, as the Peter's evil adversary Captain Hook tries to thwart Peter and his friend's fun on multiple occasions. Ending in the climatic final duel between Peter and Captain Hook, this story is filled with action, adventure, family bonds, and an infamous ticking crocodile.

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

Author: J.M. Barrie Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens is a novel that begins with Peter as a seven-day-old infant who already has confidence in his flying abilities as he escapes his home in London and travels to Kensington Gardens.

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