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  • Bandelero, The Bandit (1877), play
  • Caught Napping, (1883) privately printed
  • The New Amphion (1886)
  • Auld Licht Idylls (1888), novel 
  • When a Man's Single (1888), literary autobiography 
  • Better Dead (1888), novel 
  • An Edinburgh Eleven: Pen Portraits of College Life (1889) 
  • A Window in Thrums (1889) 
  • My Lady Nicotine (1890), a pro-smoking piece 
  • The Little Minister (1891), novel 
  • Richard Savage (1891), play, produced with C. Marriot 
  • Ibsen's Ghost (1891), play; privately printed 1931
  • A Holiday in Bed (1892)
  • Professor's Love Story (1892), play
  • Walker, London (1892),play
  • Allahakbarries (1893) 
  • An Auld Licht Manse (1893)
  • Jane Annie (1893), play, co-written with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 
  • A Lady's Shoe (1893) 
  • Becky Sharp (1893), adaptation of the novel Vanity Fair by W.M. Thackeray 
  • A Tillyloss Scandal (1893) 
  • Two of Them (1893) 
  • The Sabbath Day (1895) 
  • Scotland's Lament (1895) 
  • Margaret Ogilvy (1896), novel, based on his mother 
  • Sentimental Tommy: The Story of His Boyhood (1896), novel; film adaptation 1921
  • A Platonic Friendship (1898), play
  • Life in a Country Manse (1899) 
  • Tommy and Grizel (1900), sequel to Sentimental Tommy 
  • The Wedding Guest (1900), play 
  • Quality Street (1901), play ; film adaptation 1927, and 1937, dir. by George Stevens, starring Katherine Hepburn, Franchot Tone, Fay Bainter, Eric Blore 
  • The Little White Bird (1902), originally written as an adult book, now considered a children’s book (1st appearance of Peter Pan in Chapter 14!)
  • The Admirable Crichton (1902), play prod. in London 1902, film adaptations 1918, and 1957, dir. by Lewis Gilbert, starring Kenneth More, Diane Cilento, Cecil Parker
  • Peter Pan: Or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (1904), play -- films: first movie version in 1924; Disney's animated movie in 1954; TV movie in 1976; Steven Spielberg's Hook in 1991, starring Dante Basco, Caroline Goodall, Dustin Hoffman, Bob Hoskins, Julia Roberts, Maggie Smith, Robin Williams; Peter Pan (2003), dir. by P.J. Hogan, starring Jeremy Sumpter, Jason Isaacs, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Ludvine Sagnier
  • Pantaloon (1905), play
  • Alice Sit-By-The-Fire (1905), play
  • Josephine (1906), play
  • Punch (1906), play
  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (1906), children’s book 
  • What Every Woman Knows (1908), play 
  • When Wendy Grew Up; An Afterthought (1908), book
  • Old Friends (1910), play
  • A Slice of Life (1910), play
  • The Twelve Pound Look (1910), play
  • Peter and Wendy (1911), children’s book 
  • Rosalind (1912), play
  •  The Dramatist Get What They Want (1912), play
  • The Will (1913), play 
  • Half An Hour (1913), play
  • The Adored One (1913), play
  • Half Hours (1914), play
  • Der Tag (1914), play
  • Rosy Rapture: The Pride of the Beauty Chorus (1915), play
  • A Kiss for Cinderella (1916), play; film adaptation 1925
  • The Real Thing At Last (1916), play and screenplay
  • Irene VanBrugh’s Pantomime (1916), play
  • Shakespeare’s Legacy (1916), play privately printed
  • Dear Brutus (1917), play 
  • The Old Lady Shows Her Medals (1917), play
  • Reconstructing The Crime (1917), play
  • A Well Remembered Voice (1918), play
  • Echoes of the War (1918)
  • Mary Rose (1920), play 
  • The Truth About The Russian Dancers (1920), play
  • Shall We Join the Ladies? (1921), play  with L.E. Jones
  • Neil And Tintinnabulum (1925), play privately printed
  • Representative Plays (1926)
  • Barbara’s Wedding (1927)
  • The Plays of J.M. Barrie (1928) Includes Peter Pan
  • The Admirable Crighton (1930), play 
  • Farewell Miss Julie Logan: A Wintry Tale (1931), novel (a Christmas Supplement to the Times in memory of Charles Dickens’ Christmas Book)
  • The Boy David (1936), play
  • Film Adaptation: Shakespeare’s As You Like It (1936)  Script J.M. Barrie and Robert Cullen, film 1936, dir. by Paul Czinner, starring Elisabeth Berger, Laurence Olivier, Sophie Stewart.
  • The Greenwood Hat (1937)
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Sir James Matthew Barrie
June 26, 1937. The Illustrated London News.


The nation's sorrow at the passing of Sir James Barrie, who died in London on June 19,
aged seventy-seven, was expressed in the King's message of sympathy to Mr. Peter
Davies (as a boy the original of "Peter Pan). "His loss," said the King, "will be universally
mourned, for his writing has brought joy and inspiration to young and old alike." James
Matthew Barrie was born on May 9, 1860, at Kirriemuir, Forfarshire, a town he afterwards
immortalized as Thrums. He was one of ten children of a hand-loom weaver, who
managed to give him a good education, eventually at Edinburgh University, of which, in
1930, he became Chancellor. Barrie began his career in journalism, on the "Nottingham
Daily Journal," but soon gravitated to London. In 1888 he published "Auld Licht Idylls,"
followed by "When A Man's Single," and "A Window On Thrums." In 1891 came "The Little
Minister," which in 1897, in dramatic form, established him as a successful playwright.
"Peter Pan" appeared in 1904, an ever since has been an annual institution. In 1929
Barrie presented all rights in it to the Children's Hospital. Among his numerous other
plays are "The Professor's Love Story," "Quality Street," "The Admirable Crichton," "Dear
Brutus," "Mary Rose," and "The Boy David." In 1913 he received a baronetcy and in 1922
the Order of Merit.
Better known as J.M. Barrie, the author of
Peter Pan, but called Jamie by his family.
Jamie was the ninth of ten children. His father,
David Barrie, was a weaver, and his mother,
Margaret Ogilvey, was the daughter of a
stonemason. Jamie grew up to become a
prolific writer (see below for a selected list of
his works), and gifted us with Peter Pan which
celebrated it's 100th Anniversary in 2004! But, did
you know that Peter Pan actually is 2 years
older? Peter Pan made his first appearance by
name in 1902 in Barrie's
The Little White Dove,
Chapter 14! It was a first-person narrative
about a wealthy bachelor clubman's attachment to a little boy, David. Taking this boy for
walks in Kensington Gardens, the narrator tells him of Peter Pan, who can be found in the
Gardens at night. Peter Pan was produced on stage as a play in 1904, but it was several
years before it appeared in print and it was not until 1911 that the story was printed in
narrative form as
Peter and Wendy.

Links to the Gutenberg Project's On-line Versions of Mr. Barrie's works are provided in
the bibliography of selected works below!
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