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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 Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2017

ALL CHILDREN, EXCEPT ONE, GROW UP. And so begins the story of one of the most beloved characters in childrens literature, Peter Pan. J.M. Barries 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.

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Author: J. M. Barrie Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/07/2016

J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan is a thrilling adventure for all ages - the story of the boy who refuses to grow up is a tale that never gets old. It follows the Darling children, Wendy, John and Michael, who befriend the magical Peter and are whisked away to Neverland, where the villainous Captain Hook and the brave Lost Boys await. With illustrations by F. D. Bedford, gorgeously coloured by one of Britain's leading colourists, Barbara Frith, this majestic Macmillan Collector's Library edition brings to life one of the world's favourite tales. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Peter Pan & Wendy

Peter Pan & Wendy

Author: J. M. Barrie Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 10/06/2016

Robert Ingpen's beautiful illustrations breathe new life into this most famous of modern fairy stories. This classic tale of a boy who wouldn't grow up has retained its popularity since publication, first as a play and then as a novel in 1911. Following his death in 1937, J.M. Barrie left his royalties in perpetuity to Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital and this magnificent edition was published to commemorate the centenary of first publication and to continue as a fundraiser. Robert first attempted illustrating this classic when he was only seven years old and, remarkably, still has his early drawings. The mature work demonstrated in this, his first classic of the series, captivates the reader as they embark upon the astonishing adventures of Peter Pan and Wendy, the Lost Boys, the mischievous fairy Tinkerbell and the notorious Captain Hook.

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

Author: J. M. Barrie Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 15/02/2016

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens is a novel by J. M. Barrie, published in 1906; it is one of four major literary works by Barrie featuring the widely known literary character he created, Peter Pan.Peter is a seven-day-old infant who, "e;like all infants"e;, used to be part bird. Peter has complete faith in his flying abilities, so, upon hearing a discussion of his adult life, he is able to escape out of the window of his London home and return to Kensington Gardens. Upon returning to the Gardens, Peter is shocked to learn from the crow Solomon Caw that he is not still a bird, but more like a human - Solomon says he is crossed between them as a "e;Betwixt-and-Between"e;. Unfortunately, Peter now knows he cannot fly, so he is stranded in Kensington Gardens. At first, Peter can only get around on foot, but he commissions the building of a child-sized thrush's nest that he can use as a boat to navigate the Gardens by way of the Serpentine, the large lake that divides Kensington Gardens from Hyde Park.

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Author: J. M. Barrie Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;Peter Pan"e; is a character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie. A mischievous boy who can fly and never ages, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland as the leader of his gang, the Lost Boys, interacting with mermaids, Indians, fairies, pirates, and occasionally ordinary children from the world outside of Neverland. In addition to two distinct works by Barrie, the character has been featured in a variety of media and merchandise, both adapting and expanding on Barrie's works. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Echoes of the War

Echoes of the War

Author: J. M. Barrie Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 - 19 June 1937), more commonly known as J. M. Barrie, was a Scottish novelist and dramatist. He is best remembered for creating Peter Pan, the boy who refused to grow up. His book "e;ECHOES OF THE WAR"e; contains four short stories. "e;THE OLD LADY SHOWS HER MEDALS"e;, "e;THE NEW WORD"e;, "e;BARBARA'S WEDDING"e;, and "e;A WELL-REMEMBERED VOICE"e; The stories, like "e;Peter Pan,"e; are about death and loss and the way family life tries to tame-literally, to domesticate-those painful realities. While "e;Peter Pan"e; is essentially and deliberately timeless, "e;Echoes of the War"e; is firmly anchored in the time of The Great War and the social disruptions it created.

Delphi Works of J. M. Barrie (Illustrated)

Delphi Works of J. M. Barrie (Illustrated)

Author: J. M. Barrie Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

This comprehensive eBook presents the most complete edition of J. M. Barrie's works possible in the US, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (13MB Version 1)* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Barrie's life and works* Special PETER PAN section, with images and links to all the Peter Pan mythos texts* Concise introductions to the novels and other works* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the Edwardian texts* Excellent formatting of the works* Famous works such as PETER PAN are fully illustrated with their original artwork* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories* 25 plays, including rare dramatic works like IBSEN'S GHOST and WALKER, LONDON, appearing for the first time in digital print* Includes Barrie's non-fiction essays and prefaces* Features Barrie's affection memoir of his mother* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genresPlease note: to comply with US copyright restrictions, the novella FAREWELL MISS JULIE LOGAN, five late plays, Barrie's speeches and his final memoir THE GREENWOOD HAT cannot appear in this edition. Once new texts enter the US public domain, they will be added as a free update.Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titlesCONTENTS:The Peter Pan WorksThe NovelsAULD LICHT IDYLLSBETTER DEADWHEN A MAN'S SINGLEA WINDOW IN THRUMSTHE LITTLE MINISTERSENTIMENTAL TOMMYTOMMY AND GRIZELTHE LITTLE WHITE BIRDPETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENSPETER AND WENDYThe NovellaA TILLYLOSS SCANDALThe Short Story CollectionsA HOLIDAY IN BED AND OTHER SKETCHESTWO OF THEMECHOES OF THE WARThe Short StoriesLIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDERLIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDERThe PlaysIBSEN'S GHOSTWALKER, LONDONJANE ANNIETHE PROFESSOR'S LOVE STORYTHE LITTLE MINISTERTHE WEDDING GUESTQUALITY STREETTHE ADMIRABLE CRICHTONLITTLE MARYPETER PANALICE SIT-BY-THE-FIREWHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWSOLD FRIENDSWHEN WENDY GREW UP - AN AFTERTHOUGHTPANTALOONTHE TWELVE-POUND LOOKROSALINDTHE WILLHALF AN HOURTHE NEW WORDA KISS FOR CINDERELLASEVEN WOMENDER TAG (THE TRAGIC MAN)THE OLD LADY SHOWS HER MEDALSDEAR BRUTUSThe Non-FictionAN EDINBURGH ELEVENMY LADY NICOTINETHE BOY CASTAWAYS OF BLACK LAKE ISLANDCHARLES FROHMAN: A TRIBUTENEITHER DORKING NOR THE ABBEYPREFACE TO THE YOUNG VISITERSThe MemoirMARGARET OGILVYPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Delphi Complete Works of J. M. Barrie (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of J. M. Barrie (Illustrated)

Author: J. M. Barrie Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of J. M. Barrie, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (21MB Version 1)* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Barrie's life and works* Special PETER PAN section, with images and links to all the Peter Pan mythos texts* Concise introductions to the novels and other works* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the Edwardian texts* Excellent formatting of the works* Famous works such as PETER PAN are fully illustrated with their original artwork* Includes the complete novellas and short stories* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories* ALL 30 extant plays, including rare dramatic works like IBSEN'S GHOST and WALKER, LONDON, appearing for the first time in digital print* Includes Barrie's complete non-fiction, with speeches, essays and prefaces* Features Barrie's two memoirs, including the rare autobiography THE GREENWOOD HAT - discover Barrie's literary life and influences in creating Peter Pan* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genresCONTENTS:The Peter Pan WorksThe NovelsAULD LICHT IDYLLSBETTER DEADWHEN A MAN'S SINGLEA WINDOW IN THRUMSTHE LITTLE MINISTERSENTIMENTAL TOMMYTOMMY AND GRIZELTHE LITTLE WHITE BIRDPETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENSPETER AND WENDYThe NovellasA TILLYLOSS SCANDALFAREWELL MISS JULIE LOGANThe Short Story CollectionsA HOLIDAY IN BED AND OTHER SKETCHESTWO OF THEMECHOES OF THE WARThe Short StoriesLIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDERLIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDERThe PlaysIBSEN'S GHOSTWALKER, LONDONJANE ANNIETHE PROFESSOR'S LOVE STORYTHE LITTLE MINISTERTHE WEDDING GUESTQUALITY STREETTHE ADMIRABLE CRICHTONLITTLE MARYPETER PANALICE SIT-BY-THE-FIREWHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWSOLD FRIENDSWHEN WENDY GREW UP - AN AFTERTHOUGHTPANTALOONTHE TWELVE-POUND LOOKROSALINDTHE WILLHALF AN HOURTHE NEW WORDA KISS FOR CINDERELLASEVEN WOMENDER TAG (THE TRAGIC MAN)THE OLD LADY SHOWS HER MEDALSDEAR BRUTUSA WELL-REMEMBERED VOICEMARY ROSESHALL WE JOIN THE LADIES?BARBARA'S WEDDINGTHE BOY DAVIDThe Non-FictionAN EDINBURGH ELEVENMY LADY NICOTINETHE BOY CASTAWAYS OF BLACK LAKE ISLANDCHARLES FROHMAN: A TRIBUTENEITHER DORKING NOR THE ABBEYM'CONNACHIE AND J. M. B.PREFACE TO THE YOUNG VISITERSThe MemoirsMARGARET OGILVYTHE GREENWOOD HAT

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