J. M. Barrie

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. Most people remember him for inventing the character of Peter Pan, whom he based on his friends, the Llewelyn Davies boys. Peter Pan had its first stage performance on 27 December 1904.
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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Peter Pan Adventures Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens Peter and Wendy Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up When Wendy Grew Up Novels Better Dead When a Man's Single Auld Licht Idylls A Window in Thrums The Little Minister Sentimental Tommy Tommy and Grizel The Little White Bird A Tillyloss Scandal Life in a Country Manse Lady's Shoe Short Stories A Holiday in Bed and Other Sketches Two of Them and Other Stories Other Short Stories Inconsiderate Waiter The Courting of T'Nowhead's Bell Dite Deuchars The Minister's Gown Shutting a Map An Invalid in Lodgings The Mystery of Time-Tables Mending the Clock The Biggest Box in the World The Coming Dramatist The Result of a Tramp The Other "Times" How Gavin Birse Put it to Mag Lownie The Late Sherlock Holmes Plays Ibsen's Ghost Jane Annie Walker, London The Professor's Love Story The Little Minister The Wedding Guest Little Mary Quality Street The Admirable Crichton What Every Woman Knows Der Tag (The Tragic Man) Dear Brutus Alice Sit-by-the-Fire A Kiss for Cinderella Half an Hour Seven Women Old Friends Mary Rose Pantaloon The Twelve-Pound Look Rosalind The Will The Old Lady Shows Her Medals The New Word Barbara's Wedding A Well-Remembered Voice Essays Neither Dorking Nor The Abbey Charles Frohman: A Tribute Courage Preface to The Young Visiters The Man from Nowhere Woman and the Press A Plea for Smaller Books Boy's Books The Lost Works of George Meredith The Humor of Dickens Ndintpile Pont Q What is Scott's Best Novel? Memoirs Margaret Ogilvy An Edinburgh Eleven My Lady Nicotine Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) is one of the greatest Scottish novelists and playwrights, best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan.
J.M. Barrie's classic tale of the "boy who would not grow up"

Peter Pan originally appeared as a baby living a magical life among birds and fairies in J.M. Barrie’s sequence of stories, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. His later role as flying boy hero was brought to the stage by Barrie in the beloved play Peter Pan, which opened in 1904 and became the novelPeter and Wendy in 1911. In a narrative filled with vivid characters, epic battles, pirates, fairies, and fantastic imagination, Peter Pan’s adventures capture the spirit of childhood—and of rebellion against the role of adulthood in conventional society.

This edition includes the novel and the stories, as well as an introduction by eminent scholar Jack Zipes. Looking at the man behind Peter Pan and sifting through the psychological interpretations that have engaged many a critic, Zipes explores the larger cultural and literary contexts in which we should appreciate Barrie’s enduring creation and shows why Peter Pan is a work not for children but for adults seeking to reconnect with their own imagination.

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