Barrie, Sir James M., 1st Baronet

Autograph sentiment signed by the creator of "Peter Pan"

Price: $150.00

Description:
(1860-1937) Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan. Born and educated in Scotland, moved to London where he wrote a number of successful novels and plays. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him to write about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in "The Little White Bird", pub. 1902), then to write "Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up", a "fairy play" 1st performed in late 1904) about an ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland. In 1911, Barrie developed the Peter Pan play into the novel "Peter and Wendy". Although he continued to successfully write, "Peter Pan" overshadowed his other work, and he is credited with popularizing the name "Wendy". Barrie unofficially adopted the Davies boys following the deaths of their parents. Barrie was made a baronet by King George V in 1913, and a member of the order of Merit in1922. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, which continues to benefit from them. 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 Autograph sentiment ("Yours truly") signed "J. M. Barrie", perfect for mounting in a book.

Condition: Very good, very faint vertical fold
Type:Autograph Sentiment Signed






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