J.M. Barrie





J.M. Barrie

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born
in Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland, The United Kingdom
May 09, 1860

died
June 19, 1937

gender
male

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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 "fairy play" 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 su
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More books by J.M. Barrie…
“To die would be an awfully big adventure.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”
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“Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.”
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Polls

If you could live in any of these fictional worlds, which world would that be?

Jrr Tolkien's Middle Earth
 
  441 votes, 31.6%

C.S. Lewises Narnia
 
  381 votes, 27.3%

Lewis Carroll's Wonderland
 
  164 votes, 11.8%

J.M. Barrie's Neverland
 
  148 votes, 10.6%

George R.R. Martin's Westeros
 
  130 votes, 9.3%

Suzanne Collins's Panem
 
  69 votes, 4.9%

 
  57 votes, 4.1%

Markus Heitz' Girdlegard
 
  4 votes, 0.3%

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