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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.

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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.

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.

20 Classic Children Stories (Zongo Classics)

20 Classic Children Stories (Zongo Classics)

This volume edited by Zongo Classics contains the following classic children's novels:- A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett - The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett - Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery - Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - Black Beauty by Anna Sewell - A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain- Just so Stories by Rudyard Kipling - The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang - Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson - The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald - Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit - Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin - The Magic Fishbone by Charles Dickens - Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm - Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy) by J.M. Barrie - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Lyman Frank Baum - The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame - Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

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 and Wendy)

Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy)

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

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 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.

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: eBook Release Date: 27/10/2014

Read the original adventures in Neverland! If your children love the many adaptations of Peter Pan or if you're just one of those children who never grew up, join Peter, Wendy and all of the Lost Boys for J.M. Barrie's original adventure in Neverland. This digital edition from Xist Classics features abeautifully formatted and professionally proofed version of the original text.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

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

he character's name comes from two sources: Peter Llewelyn Davies, one of the boys, and Pan, the mischievous Greek god of the woodlands. It has also been suggested that the inspiration for the character was Barrie's elder brother David, whose death in a skating accident at the age of thirteen deeply affected their mother. According to Andrew Birkin, author of J.M. Barrie and the Lost Boys, the death was 'a catastrophe beyond belief, and one from which she never fully recovered... If Margaret Ogilvy [Barrie's mother as the heroine of his 1896 novel of that title] drew a measure of comfort from the notion that David, in dying a boy, would remain a boy for ever, Barrie drew inspiration.

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...

Peter and Wendy

Peter and Wendy

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

Although the character appeared previously in Barrie's book The Little White Bird, the play and the novel based on it contain the portion of the Peter Pan mythos that is best known. The two versions differ in some details of the story, but have much in common. In both versions Peter makes night-time calls on Kensington, London, listening in on Mrs. Mary Darling's bedtime stories by the open window. One night Peter is spotted and, while trying to escape, he loses his shadow. On returning to claim it, Peter wakes Mary's daughter, Wendy Darling. Wendy succeeds in re-attaching his shadow to him, and Peter learns that she knows lots of bedtime stories. He invites her to Neverland to be a mother to his gang, the Lost Boys, children who were lost in Kensington Gardens. Wendy agrees, and her brothers John and Michael go along...

Auld Licht Idylls

Auld Licht Idylls

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/11/2007

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2006

TIM CURRY READS THE CLASSIC TALE! "e;ALL CHILDREN, EXCEPT ONE, GROW UP."e; And so begins the story of one of the most beloved characters in children's literature, Peter Pan. J.M. Barrie's classic tale, completely unabridged, features a boy who refuses to grow up, Tinker Bell the fairy, and the Darling children -- Wendy, John, and Michael. Their great adventure begins on the night that Peter flies into the Darling home looking for his shadow and teaches Wendy, John, and Michael how to fly with him back to the Neverland, where adventures happen every day. Look for Tim Curry's brilliant reading of Geraldine McCaughrean's authorized sequel to Peter Pan: Peter Pan in Scarlet!

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2006

Fly away with Peter Pan to the enchanted island of Neverland! This first chapter book adaptation of the classic novel, originally published in 1911, tells the story of the boy who never grows up. And when they join Peter on his magical island, Wendy and her brothers are in for exciting encounters with mermaids, an Indian princess, and pirates! Let the amazing adventures begin!From the Trade Paperback edition.

Admirable Crichton, The

Admirable Crichton, The

Author: J.M. Barrie Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

A BBC Radio adaptation of J. M. Barrie's classic satire about the changing fortunes of Crichton, the perfect butler. Liberal aristocrat Lord Loam favours a return to nature, with masters and servants living together as equals, but Crichton is the perfect butler and the perfect snob who adores the intricacies of the class system. He cannot help but be horrified by his master's opinions, and it will take a sea change to alter them. Starring Russell Tovey as Crichton, David Bannerman as J. M. Barrie, Beth Chalmers as Lady Mary, David Timson as Lord Loam, Martha Howe-Douglas as Lady Agatha, Gunnar Cauthery as Ernest Woolley, Lizzy Watts as Tweeny, Adrian Grove as Rev. John Treherne, Stephen Hogan as Lord Brocklehurst and Tina Gray as Lady Brocklehurst. Directed by Fiona Kelcher.