Peter Pan is an exciting story, atypical for fairytale because of the absence of a moral lesson that should be passed on to the children, as in every classical fairytale. The author isn't giving us any clue about how the … [Read more...] about Peter Pan
James Matthew Barrie
James Matthew Barry is born in a large working-class family, May 9th, 1860. His father was a weaver, and he was his ninth child.
A huge fan of theater from the beginning, he organized plays and played as an actor in them as well since he was a child.
At the age seven, Barry lost his younger brother in an accident. That event made a huge impact on his further life, being incorporated in his creations as well, best visible in a story about a boy who never wanted to grow up- Peter Pan.
After finishing his college education, Barrie began working as a journalist, writing short stories, dramas and novels as well, mainly for adults. At the beginning of his writing career, James has earned a great reputation not only in literature but in a theater as well.
His best-known work is Peter Pan. First written as a theatrical play, it became a huge success so James adapted it into a novel. He also wrote, "Ibsen's spirit", "Jane Annie", "Quality street", "The Admirable Crichton" ...
James Matthew Barrie died in London, on June 19th, 1937.