J. M. Barrie

Scottish author and dramatist, 1860-1937

"J. M. Barrie is best remembered today as the creator of ""Peter Pan"". He was educated in Scotland but 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. ""Peter Pan"" quickly overshadowed his previous work, although he continued to write successfully, and it became his best-known work, credited with popularising the name Wendy, which was very uncommon previously. ""Peter Pan"" has been featured in a variety of media and merchandise, both adapting and expanding on Barrie's works."

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Barrie, James Matthew

Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan (1860-1937). 2 autograph letters signed. [Farnham and London]. 8vo. Altogether (1+1 =) 2 pp. on 2 ff.
$ 2,837 / 2.500 € (47133/BN31795)

To John Henderson, Secretary of the National Liberal Club: "Foiled again! I am down here but his is no excuse for not answering sooner [...]" (Black Lake Cottage, Farnham, May 17, 1901). - The letter from London, December 15, 1902, announcing a cheque for subscription of the Omar Khayyam Club.

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Barrie, James Matthew

Schriftsteller (1860-1937). Autograph letter signed ("J. M. Barrie"). Wohl London. ½ S. 8vo.
$ 1,702 / 1.500 € (47653/BN32535)

To one Mr. Hunt: "I would do as you ask willingly but I have had no '[...] activity' whatever since the time you mention in 1930 [...]".

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