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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 (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 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 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 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 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.

Little White Bird

Little White Bird

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

The Little White Bird is a novel that portrays a series of short episodes that are set in London and Kensington Gardens. The book is notable for having introduced us to the legendary character Peter Pan.

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

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

Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents.Peter Pan is considered one of the finest stories ever written, and has been adapted for film, television, and the stage countless times.

Admirable Crichton

Admirable Crichton

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

The Admirable Crichton is a comic play written by Barrie in 1902. The play centers around an upper-class English family who is stranded on a desert island after being shipwrecked.This edition includes a table of contents.

Peter Pan Collection

Peter Pan Collection

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

Karpathos publishes the greatest works of history's greatest authors and collects them to make it easy and affordable for readers to have them all at the push of a button. All of our collections include a linked table of contents.J.M. Barrie was a Scottish novelist and playwright best known for creating the legendary character Peter Pan. Barrie was inspired to write the Peter Pan stories after he met the Llewelyn Davies boys. Barrie's stories on the iconic character have been turned into many movies throughout the years.This collection includes the following:The Little White Bird Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens Peter and Wendy

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