Peter Pan (StoneHenge Classics) - “…any writer who can create a figure as fascinating and enduring as Peter Pan will always seem to some to have supernatural powers…” — The New York Times
“Peter Pan allows us to think that we can make the impossible possible. I recommend Peter Pan by JM Barrie because every now and again we need to step into the land of make believe.” — Avil Beckford - The Invisible Mentor
"…I absolutely loved this book! J. M. Barrie has created a load of funny and unique characters.” — The Atlantic Monthly
About The Book
Peter Pan (originally known as Peter Pan and Wendy) has become one of the best-loved children's stories of all time and is J. M. Barrie's most famous work, in the form of a 1904 play and a 1911 novel. Both versions tell the story of Peter Pan, a mischievous little boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island of Neverland with Wendy Darling and her brothers, the fairy Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, and the pirate Captain Hook.
Read this updated classic and fall in love again with Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, Tinkerbell and all their friends.
About The Author
Sir James Matthew Barrie was a Scottish dramatist, best known for writing the play Peter Pan.
Born on May 9, 1860, in Scotland, J.M. Barrie was a Scottish dramatist, best known for writing Peter Pan in 1904, or The Boy Who Would Never Grow Up. The son of Scottish weavers, he moved to London to pursue his interest in becoming a playwright. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired his masterpiece. Based on Barrie's enchanting characters, Disney created the animated classic, Peter Pan, in 1953.
Early Literary Work
Writer and playwright J.M. Barrie was born on May 9, 1860, in Kirriemuir, Forfarshire, Scotland. After graduating from Edinburgh University in 1882, Barrie worked as a journalist. He published his first novel, Better Dead, in 1887. Barrie soon had a string of popular novels set in Scotland, including A Window in Thrums (1889).
J.M. Barrie died on June 19, 1937, in London, England. As a part of his will, he gave the copyright to Peter Pan to a children's hospital in London. After his death, Barrie's beloved characters were transformed into animated figures in the Disney classic Peter Pan (1953). The story was also the basis for the 1991 film Hook. And a live-action version of the story, Peter Pan, was released in 2003.
About the Publisher
Authors Jacob Nordby and Aaron Patterson founded Stonehenge Classics to restore timeless classics for the digital age and provide modern readers with new reasons to rediscover books that connect us to our past treasures of truth, beauty, and wisdom.
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