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J. M. Barrie - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about J. M. Barrie

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Selected books about / related to this author

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of J. M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan (also J.M. Barrie, JM Barrie); Scottish Literature; journalist, playwright, children's stories
J. M. Barrie   (1860 - 1937)
 
Category:  Scottish Literature
 
Born:  May 9, 1860
Kiriemuir, Angus, Scotland
 
Died:  June 19, 1937
London, England
 
Related authors:
Henrik Ibsen
 
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J. M. Barrie - LIFE STORIES
 
 
12/27/1904     J. M. Barrie, Lost Boys, Peter Pan
The real Lost Boys, those who became the reason and inspiration for Peter Pan, entered J. M. Barrie's life when he was in his late thirties, already a famous novelist. When both the boys' parents died, and the divorced, childless Barrie became their legal guardian, the relationship became complicated, ending less than fairy-tale.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Peter Pan
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
The Peter Pan Chronicles: The Nearly 100 Year History of "the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up"
by Bruce K. Hanson
non-fiction
 
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ANON: The J. M. Barrie Society
This website is an online repository of materials, reference, articles, photos, news, and miscellaneous documents concerning J. M. Barrie and his celebrated work, Peter Pan. Find works including "The Admirable Crichton," "Dear Brutus," "The Little White Bird," and "Margaret Ogilvy." Also offers an index of quotes, e-mail discussion list, and recommened links.
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity
J. M. Barrie generously donated the copyright title to Peter Pan to this charity. On the website you will find a biography, a Peter Pan history, and information about the Peter Pan Centenary 2004.

"Although he and his wife were childless, Barrie loved children and was a prominent supporter of Great Ormond Street Hospital for many years. In 1929 he was approached to sit on a committee to help buy some land so that the Hospital could build a much-needed new wing. Barrie declined to serve on the committee but said that he 'hoped to find another way to help'. Two months later, the hospital board was stunned to learn that Sir James had handed over all his rights to Peter Pan. At a Guildhall dinner later that year Barrie, as host, claimed that Peter Pan had been a patient in Great Ormond Street Hospital and that, 'It was he who put me up to the little thing I did for the hospital.'"
Literary Encyclopedia
Find a biography and commentary on the first performance of Peter Pan. Promises future essays on Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, Peter and Wendy, Ibsen's Ghost, and other performances.

"Peter Pan is a play about fantasy and reality. It considers the implications of rejecting reality altogether and living inside a fantasy world and, like all of Barrie's works, turns on the question of how far reality is itself informed by and structured in terms of fantasy. Whether we are meant to admire Peter for his resistance to time and reality is made deliberately ambiguous. He is in many ways a tragic figure, but the stage directions in the published script assert that those children who do grow up are destined to dreary lives like Mr and Mrs Darling. How best to resolve the play was something that troubled Barrie, and is one reason for the existence in typescript of so many different endings."
Online Books Page
Find electronic texts including Peter Pan, or, The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up, Peter and Wendy, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, The Little White Bird, Margaret Ogilvy, and other works.
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