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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

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2018

J.M. Barrie’s timeless tale of Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up never gets old itself. While this dazzlingly imaginative story may have been written in another age, the story itself is ageless, and can be enjoyed by all ages too. Children and adults alike will get caught up in the adventure, the magic, and its big themes, among them the value of imagination, the value of courage versus cowardice, and the eternal, universal conflict between wanting to be a child, but having to grow up.  What’s more, this Wordsworth Collector’s Edition - an elegant hardback, with gold foiled frontage, gorgeous cover artwork, and soft-focus line drawings peppered throughout - will make the ideal gift for readers who’ve yet to discover its unique delights. Beautiful Books - Wordsworth Collector's Editions - The latest series for people that love beautiful books.

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Other books by J.M. Barrie

Peter Pan and Wendy

Peter Pan and Wendy

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/2021

'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. A beautiful gift edition, abridged for younger readers.

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.

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;

Dear Brutus

Dear Brutus

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: Paperback 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 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: 01/05/2017

'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.

The Complete Peter Pan

The Complete Peter Pan

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/10/2015

The boy who wouldn't grow up, Peter Pan has the power of flight and lives on a magical island. But he is fascinated by Mary Darling's bedtime stories for her children and makes covert night-time visits to their Bloomsbury home. One evening he loses his shadow, and after Mary's daughter Wendy helps him reattach it, he invites her to fly away with him on an extraordinary adventure. In addition to the famous 1911 novel Peter and Wendy, which tells the familiar adventures of Peter Pan in Neverland and popularized the characters of Tinkerbell and Captain Hook, this volume contains the celebrated stage version on which Peter and Wendy is based, as well as Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, in which Peter Pan is a seven-day-old infant who consorts with birds and fairies and travels down the Serpentine in a thrush's nest.

Peter Pan (Diversion Classics)

Peter Pan (Diversion Classics)

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: Ebook Release Date: 29/09/2015

When Peter Pan whisks the Darling children away to Neverland, they set off on an unforgettable adventure. Along the way, they encounter the wild Lost Boys, the loyal Tinkerbell, and the fearsome Captain Hook, a cast of characters as beloved today as ever. PETER PAN is an iconic tribute to fantasy and childhood, a must-read for fans of the boy who wouldn't grow up.

Peter Pan nei giardini di Kensington

Peter Pan nei giardini di Kensington

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: Ebook Release Date: 29/06/2015

Nonostante il titolo porti a pensare ad un prequel delle avventure di Peter Pan, il piu celebre personaggio di Barrie, questo lavoro e in realta completamente autonomo rispetto ai successivi: pur presentando un personaggio con lo stesso nome e con la peculiarita di non voler crescere, i temi e il tono adoperati nelle due opere sono decisamente differenti. Inoltre, il Peter Pan dei Giardini e un neonato, mentre quello dell'opera teatrale e un ragazzino preadolescente.Il testo del romanzo apparve per la prima volta all'interno de L'uccellino bianco, pubblicato dall'autore nel 1902, e ne costituiva i capitoli 13-18. L'uccellino bianco era una raccolta di racconti ambientati nei Giardini di Kensington, e Peter Pan non era che un personaggio minore rispetto ad altri come ad esempio Mab la regina delle fate o il corvo Solomon, che ricorrevano nei vari racconti. Il libro stesso non ebbe una larghissima diffusione. Due anni dopo ando per la prima volta in scena Peter Pan, o il ragazzo che non voleva crescere, opera teatrale da cui poi sarebbe stato tratto il romanzo Peter Pan e Wendy, di certo il maggior successo di Barrie; la popolarita del personaggio del bambino che non voleva crescere fu tale che l'autore si decise a ripubblicare i capitoli de L'uccellino bianco in cui questi compariva come opera editoriale autonoma, e con un titolo diverso: Peter Pan nei Giardini di Kensington.

Peter Pan y Wendy

Peter Pan y Wendy

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: Ebook Release Date: 29/06/2015

Peter Pan y Wendy es una obra teatral para ninos que cuenta la historia de Peter Pan, y sus aventuras en el pais de Nunca Jamas. La obra se estreno en Londres el 27 de diciembre de 1904 con Nina Boucicault, hija del dramaturgo Dion Boucicault, en el papel de Wendy. Una produccion de Broadway fue montada en 1905, protagonizada por Maude Adams. Mas tarde se revivio con actrices como Marilyn Miller y Eva Le Gallienne. Se transformo en un libro para ninos en 1911.

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2015

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Second to the right ... and then straight on till morning!' Desperate to hear bedtime stories, Peter Pan waits outside the nursery window of Wendy, John and Michael Darling. When Peter asks Wendy to fly with him to Neverland, the Darling children are whisked away to a world of adventure - of daring fairies, wondrous mermaids and The Lost Boys.But there is danger in Neverland too: the villainous Captain Hook is out for revenge and will stop at nothing to take it. Poignant and unforgettable, J. M. Barrie's classic tale is one of the greatest works of children's literature of the last century. Its imaginative scope, tender humour and vivid characters will enchant adults and children alike. Published in association with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy)

Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy)

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: Ebook Release Date: 09/12/2014

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.

Echoes of the War

Echoes of the War

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: Ebook Release Date: 14/03/2013

Three nice old ladies and a criminal, who is even nicer, are discussing the war over a cup of tea. The criminal, who is the hostess, calls it a dish of tea, which shows that she comes from Caledonia; but that is not her crime...