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J.M. Barrie - Author

About the Author

J.M. Barrie was a huge supporter of Great Ormond Street Hospital, despite the fact that he and his wife were themselves childless. In 1929, he gave all his rights in Peter Pan to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children. This meant that whenever anyone staged a production of the play or brought a copy of the book, the hospital would be the richer for it, instead of Barrie. Over the years, it has proved a more valuable gift than he could ever have imagined.

Featured books by J.M. Barrie

Other books by J.M. Barrie

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Author: J.M. Barrie, Judith John Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/03/2021

A stunning new edition with deluxe cover treatments, ribbon markers, luxury endpapers and gilded edges. The unabridged text is accompanied by a Glossary of Victorian and Literary terms produced for the modern reader. Includes Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. An iconic children's classic, Peter Pan tells the story of the much-loved boy who never grew up. An instant success upon its publication in 1911, it follows Wendy Darling and her brothers, John and Michael, as they voyage to Neverland with Peter Pan, the tale's titular protagonist. A tale of imagination and adventure ensues, as they encounter the Lost Boys, mermaids, pirates, fairies and more. A perennial favourite for all ages, it remains as captivating today as ever. The FLAME TREE COLLECTABLE CLASSICS are chosen to create a delightful and timeless home library.

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Author: J.M. Barrie, Maria Tatar Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/11/2020

The beloved classic fantasy adventure PETER PAN (originally published in 1911 as PETER AND WENDY), has been adapted countless times for film, stage, and spin-offs -- but it's never been seen as depicted by the brushwork of celebrated Belgian cartoonist Brecht Evens. This elaborately illuminated version of Barrie's perennial masterwork takes an inventive approach to world-building, treating Neverland as an imaginative space of infinite possibility to explore. Pirate ships, lost cities, fairy societies, unknowable beasts and magical creatures -- each of which fall, as Barrie wrote, somewhere between reality and all we've ever dreamed. Featuring an introduction by Maria Tatar. 9x12 , 176 pages.

Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy) ( Active TOC, Free Audiobook) (A to Z Classics)

Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy) ( Active TOC, Free Audiobook) (A to Z Classics)

Author: J.M. Barrie, A to Z Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 31/05/2018

With A to Z Classics, discover or rediscover all the classics of literature. Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML) and in the end of book include a bonus link to the free audiobook. Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up and Peter and Wendy are the stage play and novel (respectively) which tell the story of Peter Pan, a mischievous little boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island of Neverland with Wendy Darling and her brothers, the fairy Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, the Indian princess Tiger Lily, and the pirate Captain Hook. The story was written by Scottish playwright and novelist J. M. Barrie, inspired by his friendship with the Llewelyn-Davies family.

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2018

Originally a highly popular, long-running play (1904-1913) Peter Pan is the timeless classic about a magical young boy who refused to grow old. Published as a novel known as both Peter and Wendy and The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up in 1911, the story follows Peter's relationship with Wendy, where he eventually persuades her to join him in the fairy tale world of Neverland to be a mother to him and his friends The Lost Boys. But not all is safe in Neverland, as the Peter's evil adversary Captain Hook tries to thwart Peter and his friend's fun on multiple occasions. Ending in the climatic final duel between Peter and Captain Hook, this story is filled with action, adventure, family bonds, and an infamous ticking crocodile.

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2018

Originally a highly popular, long-running play (1904-1913) Peter Pan is the timeless classic about a magical young boy who refused to grow old. Published as a novel known as both Peter and Wendy and The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up in 1911, the story follows Peter's relationship with Wendy, where he eventually persuades her to join him in the fairy tale world of Neverland to be a mother to him and his friends The Lost Boys. But not all is safe in Neverland, as the Peter's evil adversary Captain Hook tries to thwart Peter and his friend's fun on multiple occasions. Ending in the climatic final duel between Peter and Captain Hook, this story is filled with action, adventure, family bonds, and an infamous ticking crocodile.

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens is a novel that begins with Peter as a seven-day-old infant who already has confidence in his flying abilities as he escapes his home in London and travels to Kensington Gardens.

Little White Bird

Little White Bird

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

The Little White Bird is a novel that portrays a series of short episodes that are set in London and Kensington Gardens. The book is notable for having introduced us to the legendary character Peter Pan.

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.

Admirable Crichton

Admirable Crichton

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

The Admirable Crichton is a comic play written by Barrie in 1902. The play centers around an upper-class English family who is stranded on a desert island after being shipwrecked.This edition includes a table of contents.

Peter Pan Collection

Peter Pan Collection

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Karpathos publishes the greatest works of history's greatest authors and collects them to make it easy and affordable for readers to have them all at the push of a button. All of our collections include a linked table of contents.J.M. Barrie was a Scottish novelist and playwright best known for creating the legendary character Peter Pan. Barrie was inspired to write the Peter Pan stories after he met the Llewelyn Davies boys. Barrie's stories on the iconic character have been turned into many movies throughout the years.This collection includes the following:The Little White Bird Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens Peter and Wendy

Admirable Crichton and Three Other Plays

Admirable Crichton and Three Other Plays

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This collection includes: The Admirable Crichton, Alice Sit-By-the-Fire, Dear Brutus, and What Every Woman Knows. According to Wikipedia: "e;Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 - 19 June 1937) was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. The child of a family of small-town weavers, he was educated in Scotland. He moved to London, where he developed a career as a novelist and playwright. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him in writing about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in The Little White Bird), then to write Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, a "e;fairy play"e; about this ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland. This play quickly overshadowed his previous work and although he continued to write successfully, it became his best-known work, credited with popularising the name Wendy, which was very uncommon previously. Barrie unofficially adopted the Davies boys following the deaths of their parents. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital, which continues to benefit from them."e;

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: eBook Release Date: 10/12/2017

A timeless tale of friendship and adventure.When Peter Pan and his friend Tinker Bell come to visit Wendy, John and Michael, the three children are whisked away from their ordinary lives to the magical and hidden island Neverland. In Neverland they meet the Lost Boys, the ticking crocodile, and Tiger Lily the Princess. With Peter Pan they have many adventures, including a final, thrilling showdown with Peter's enemy, the cruel Captain Hook.Funny, thought-provoking, and filled with action and adventure, the story of Peter Pan has been adapted for stage and film for over a century. In this original novel, he appears as he was first writtennaughty, free spirited, the boy who never grew up. Introduced by Ruskin Bond, this classic edition will bewitch and enthrall readers all over again.

Dear Brutus

Dear Brutus

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2017

1917. In a remote English village there are rumours of an enchanted wood. One of the inhabitants - a mysterious old man - invites eight strangers to stay. They all have something in common. When, one evening, the wood miraculously appears the guests feel compelled to enter. What happens there has the power to change their lives forever... Darkly comic, and presented in a sumptuous production for the play's centenary year, Dear Brutus is J. M. Barrie at his most magical.

Peter Pan (Prometheus Classics)

Peter Pan (Prometheus Classics)

Author: J.M. Barrie, Prometheus Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/2017

This Work contains an active table of contents (HTML), which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable. Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up and Peter and Wendy are the stage play and novel (respectively) which tell the story of Peter Pan, a mischievous little boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island of Neverland with Wendy Darling and her brothers, the fairy Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, the Indian princess Tiger Lily, and the pirate Captain Hook. The story was written by Scottish playwright and novelist J. M. Barrie, inspired by his friendship with the Llewelyn-Davies family.

Peter Pan and Wendy (Picture Hardback)

Peter Pan and Wendy (Picture Hardback)

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Then Peter knew that there was not a moment to lose. 'Come,' he cried imperiously, and soared out at once into the night, followed by John and Michael and Wendy. When Peter Pan flies in through the Darling children's nursery window in search of his shadow, the scene is set for a wonderful tale of adventure and excitement that has captured the imagination of children and adults for more than a century. Leaving their nursery far behind, Wendy and her two brothers join Peter on a journey to the Neverland, a magical place filled with fantastic characters like the Lost Boys, fairies, mermaids, and pirates, including, of course, their notorious leader Captain Hook. With its daring escapades and epic battles, Peter Pan and Wendy captures the spirit of childhood and has become one of the best-loved children's books of all time.

Peter Pan and Wendy

Peter Pan and Wendy

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2017

'All children, except one, grow up.' 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.