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 children should behave or what is expected from them. Quite the opposite, he encounters us […]
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.