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JAMES MATTHEW BARRIE was born in Kirriemuir, Scotland in 1860. Peter Pan was inspired by the author's friendship with the Llewelyn-Davies family. Barrie would tell George and Jack Llewyllen-Davies -- the original lost boys -- stories about Neverland. He originally wrote the story as a play and its first performance in 1904 was a hit. Barrie then adapted the play into the 1911 novel Peter Pan and Wendy. He was made a baronet in 1913 and awarded the Order of Merit in 1922. J. M. Barrie died on June 19, 1937.

Books by James Matthew Barrie

Peter Pan

Great British Classics - the very best stories in English literature

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Peter Pan

'All children, except one, grow up.' Peter Pan

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