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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 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.

20 Classic Children Stories (Zongo Classics)

20 Classic Children Stories (Zongo Classics)

This volume edited by Zongo Classics contains the following classic children's novels:- A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett - The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett - Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery - Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - Black Beauty by Anna Sewell - A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain- Just so Stories by Rudyard Kipling - The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang - Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson - The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald - Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit - Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin - The Magic Fishbone by Charles Dickens - Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm - Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy) by J.M. Barrie - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Lyman Frank Baum - The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame - Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Peter Pan nei giardini di Kensington

Peter Pan nei giardini di Kensington

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

Nonostante il titolo porti a pensare ad un prequel delle avventure di Peter Pan, il piu celebre personaggio di Barrie, questo lavoro e in realta completamente autonomo rispetto ai successivi: pur presentando un personaggio con lo stesso nome e con la peculiarita di non voler crescere, i temi e il tono adoperati nelle due opere sono decisamente differenti. Inoltre, il Peter Pan dei Giardini e un neonato, mentre quello dell'opera teatrale e un ragazzino preadolescente.Il testo del romanzo apparve per la prima volta all'interno de L'uccellino bianco, pubblicato dall'autore nel 1902, e ne costituiva i capitoli 13-18. L'uccellino bianco era una raccolta di racconti ambientati nei Giardini di Kensington, e Peter Pan non era che un personaggio minore rispetto ad altri come ad esempio Mab la regina delle fate o il corvo Solomon, che ricorrevano nei vari racconti. Il libro stesso non ebbe una larghissima diffusione. Due anni dopo ando per la prima volta in scena Peter Pan, o il ragazzo che non voleva crescere, opera teatrale da cui poi sarebbe stato tratto il romanzo Peter Pan e Wendy, di certo il maggior successo di Barrie; la popolarita del personaggio del bambino che non voleva crescere fu tale che l'autore si decise a ripubblicare i capitoli de L'uccellino bianco in cui questi compariva come opera editoriale autonoma, e con un titolo diverso: Peter Pan nei Giardini di Kensington.

Peter Pan y Wendy

Peter Pan y Wendy

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

Peter Pan y Wendy es una obra teatral para ninos que cuenta la historia de Peter Pan, y sus aventuras en el pais de Nunca Jamas. La obra se estreno en Londres el 27 de diciembre de 1904 con Nina Boucicault, hija del dramaturgo Dion Boucicault, en el papel de Wendy. Una produccion de Broadway fue montada en 1905, protagonizada por Maude Adams. Mas tarde se revivio con actrices como Marilyn Miller y Eva Le Gallienne. Se transformo en un libro para ninos en 1911.

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2013

he character's name comes from two sources: Peter Llewelyn Davies, one of the boys, and Pan, the mischievous Greek god of the woodlands. It has also been suggested that the inspiration for the character was Barrie's elder brother David, whose death in a skating accident at the age of thirteen deeply affected their mother. According to Andrew Birkin, author of J.M. Barrie and the Lost Boys, the death was 'a catastrophe beyond belief, and one from which she never fully recovered... If Margaret Ogilvy [Barrie's mother as the heroine of his 1896 novel of that title] drew a measure of comfort from the notion that David, in dying a boy, would remain a boy for ever, Barrie drew inspiration.

Peter and Wendy

Peter and Wendy

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2013

Although the character appeared previously in Barrie's book The Little White Bird, the play and the novel based on it contain the portion of the Peter Pan mythos that is best known. The two versions differ in some details of the story, but have much in common. In both versions Peter makes night-time calls on Kensington, London, listening in on Mrs. Mary Darling's bedtime stories by the open window. One night Peter is spotted and, while trying to escape, he loses his shadow. On returning to claim it, Peter wakes Mary's daughter, Wendy Darling. Wendy succeeds in re-attaching his shadow to him, and Peter learns that she knows lots of bedtime stories. He invites her to Neverland to be a mother to his gang, the Lost Boys, children who were lost in Kensington Gardens. Wendy agrees, and her brothers John and Michael go along...

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2006

TIM CURRY READS THE CLASSIC TALE! "e;ALL CHILDREN, EXCEPT ONE, GROW UP."e; And so begins the story of one of the most beloved characters in children's literature, Peter Pan. J.M. Barrie's classic tale, completely unabridged, features a boy who refuses to grow up, Tinker Bell the fairy, and the Darling children -- Wendy, John, and Michael. Their great adventure begins on the night that Peter flies into the Darling home looking for his shadow and teaches Wendy, John, and Michael how to fly with him back to the Neverland, where adventures happen every day. Look for Tim Curry's brilliant reading of Geraldine McCaughrean's authorized sequel to Peter Pan: Peter Pan in Scarlet!

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2006

Fly away with Peter Pan to the enchanted island of Neverland! This first chapter book adaptation of the classic novel, originally published in 1911, tells the story of the boy who never grows up. And when they join Peter on his magical island, Wendy and her brothers are in for exciting encounters with mermaids, an Indian princess, and pirates! Let the amazing adventures begin!From the Trade Paperback edition.

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