James M. Barrie

Scottish writer who wrote fiction.

Biography about James

James Matthew Barrie was born on May 9,1860 in Kirriemuir, Scotland. He was the 9th of 10 children, and the son of David Barrie and Margaret Ogilvy. James attended Glasgow Academy, Dumfries Academy, Forfar Academy, and Edinburgh University. He came from a family of weavers, and his brother died when he was 6. Barrie published his first novel in 1888 including a memoir about his mom. He also unofficially adopted the Davies boys. Barrie was granted the order of Merit for his service during WW1. Some of his books include, Peter Pan, The Little White Bird, A kiss for Cinderella, The Little Mister, and Margaret Ogilvy. James mainly writes children's books and plays.

Summary of Peter Pan

The novel Peter Pan by James M. Barrie tells of the magical adventures of Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, The Lost Boys, Captain Hook, Wendy, and her brothers. The story begins in London, England when Peter Pan and Tinkerbell show up at the Darling’s house in the middle of the night looking for Peter Pan’s shadow. Peter Pan decided to take

Wendy and her brothers to Neverland. The exciting adventure soon comes to a end when Wendy and her brothers miss there mother, and the Lost Boys want a mother. This caused the charters to let there guard down, that gives Captain Hook the perfect moment to get revenge on Peter Pan. He captures Wendy, her brothers, and the Lost Boys, but just like every other attempt to defeat Peter Pan Captain Hook loses. Peter Pan takes them back to the Darlings house, and Ms.Darling adopts the Lost Boys. The story of Peter Pan teaches the reader that you are never to old to believe.

Golden Lines

“All children, except one, grow up” (Barrie 1).

“The loveliest tinkle as of golden bells answered him. It is the fairy language” (Barrie 46).

“She also said she would give him a kiss if he liked, but Peter did not know what she meant, and he held out his hand expectantly” (Barrie 53).

Work Cited

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Sir James M Barrie - portrait of the English playwright, 1860-1937.. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 15 May 2015.


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James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) Scottish playwright and novelist. Peter Pan, The Admirable Crichton, Quality Street among his best known works. Photograph published London c1890. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 15 May 2015.


PETER PAN (1953). Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 15 May 2015.


PETER PAN (1953). Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 15 May 2015.