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J.M. Barrie

J.M. Barrie(1860-1937)
You can download an audiobook of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan for free at Librivox and an ebook at Project Gutenberg. Here’s the J.M. Barrie website.

Peter Pan

Peter Pan — (1904-1909) Publisher: Peter Pan, the book based on J. M. Barrie’s famous play, is filled with unforgettable characters: Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up; the fairy, Tinker Bell; the evil pirate, Captain Hook; and the three children — Wendy, John, and Michael — who fly off with Peter Pan to Neverland, where they meet Indians and pirates and a crocodile that ticks. Renowned children’s-book artist Michael Hague has brought the amazing adventures of Peter Pan to life. His beautiful illustrations capture the wild, seductive power of this classic book.

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Peter Pan: Do you really know him?

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Most people think they’ve read — or at least know — the story of Peter Pan. The figure of the boy who refuses to grow up has become so infused in Western culture that he’s taken on a life beyond his literary beginnings, starring in countless theatrical productions, movies, television series, prequels and sequels, his image used in merchandise (everything from records to peanut butter), and on several famous statues around the world (the most famous being the one in Kensington Gardens) and even providing the namesake behind a psychological condition (we’ve all heard of people with a “Peter Pan syndrome,” referring to those who refuse to accept the responsibilities of adult life). And then there’s that other Neverland which lends unfortunate connotations to Barrie’s work.

The origins of Peter Pan are quite muddled, first appearing in an adult... Read More

Other Opinions: Peter Pan

One of the finest children’s novels I’ve ever read. I listened to the audio version of this read by Jim Dale. It’s totally charming. ~Kat


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