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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.
A set of 6 much-loved stories from classic English literature for children, brought together by Puffin Classics in beautiful paperback cover designs. Peter Pan is one of the most famous and loved stories in children's English literature. When Peter Pan loses his shadow in the Darling children's nursery, things will never be the same again... Over the rooftops of London, Peter Pan and the fairy Tinkerbell lead Wendy, Michael and John Darling to Neverland to start a new life with his gang of Lost Boys. There, they will encounter mermaids, princesses, a ticking crocodile and the fearsome Captain Hook and his terrible crew of pirates. What will their new life be like in Neverland? If Captain Hook has his way, they won't live long enough to find out... Also in this collection: The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Oliver Twist Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Five Children and It Gulliver's Travels
Seven Seas is excited to present Peter Pan, an all-new illustrated edition of the beloved story of the boy who never grows up, accompanied by manga-style artwork that will appeal to readers of any age who still believe in magic. Peter Pan is a literary classic, and has been adapted into numerous plays, movies, cartoons, and novels. This new edition reintroduces readers to J. M. Barrie's original novel, Peter Pan, in its entirety, accompanied by delightful black-and-white manga-style illustrations by Kriss Sisson, illustrator of Seven Seas' popular Alice and Oz illustrated books. Look for the second star to the right and it's straight on 'til morning as you follow young Wendy, John, and Michael Darling as they're whisked away from their London home to the magical world of Neverland. Their guide, the brash ruler of Neverland, is none other than Peter Pan - the boy who never grows up. With a little fairy dust and a lot of happy thoughts, the Darling children soar through the skies of Neverland as Peter befriends mermaids, plays alongside the Lost Boys, and confronts the pirates led by the vengeful Captain Hook!
Dream up your own tale in the spirit of J. M. Barrie. In J. M. Barrie's stories, Peter, Wendy, Tinker Bell, and a cast of other familiar characters embark on fantastical journeys. The famous novel Peter and Wendy (1911) tells about the boy who never grew up and his adventures in Neverland. The lesser-known prequel Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (1906) introduces Peter Pan's early years in London. Both weave a tale that is universally relatable and wildly popular with adults and children alike. Now fans of these whimsical stories can write their own way to Neverland with A Novel Journal: Peter Pan. In this unique notebook, the lines are formed by the text of these classic stories in tiny type. Aspiring writers can rehash their own adventures between the lines of their favorite characters, or they can create an entirely new tale. Packaged with a Svepa cover, brilliant endpapers, colored edges, and matching elastic band to close pages tight, this book is a great gift or collectible for fairy tale enthusiasts. And the compact size makes this journal easy to slip into a purse, briefcase, or backpack so you can record and revisit your thoughts on the go.