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Pan Handled

About the Story

Pan Handled James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937), a Scottish author and playwright, is best known for his Peter Pan stories. Barrie was the ninth out of 10 children in his family, and his father worked as a weaver. Though his parents encouraged him to become a minster, Barrie attended the University of Edinburgh, where he studied literature. Barrie married actress Mary Ansell in 1894. The couple did not have any children and divorced in 1909. Barrie became close friends with the Llewelyn Davies family, and when both parents died, Barrie became the trustee and guardian of their five boys, who inspired Barrie to invent the character of Peter Pan. The character of Peter Pan first appeared in Barrie’s 1902 novel, The Little White Bird. The character of Wendy first appeared in Barrie’s 1904 play Peter Pan, which he adapted into the novel, Peter and Wendy (1910).


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