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J.M. Barrie

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Sir James Mathew Barrie was born on May 9, 1860, at Kirriemuir in Scotland, the ninth of ten children of a weaver. When Barrie was six, his older brother David died in a skating accident. Barrie then became his mother’s chief comforter, while David remained in her memory a boy of thirteen who would never grow up. Barrie received his M.A. degree from the University of Edinburgh in 1882 and began working as a journalist. In 1885 he moved to London, and his writings were collected in Auld Licht Idlls (1888) and A Window in Thurns (1889), which, together with a... Read More

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Peter Pan

Written by J.M. Barrie
Illustrated by F.D. Bedford
Introduction by Anne McCaffrey


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 12, 2004
Price: $8.95

Peter, Wendy, Captain Hook, the lost boys, and Tinker Bell have filled the hearts of children ever since Barrie's play first opened in London in 1904 and became an immediate sensation. Now this funny, haunting modern myth is presented with Bedford's wonderful illustrations, which first appeared in the author's own day... Read more >

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Peter Pan

Written by J.M. Barrie
Adapted by Cathy East Dubowski
Illustrated by Jean Zallinger


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
On Sale: September 17, 1991
Price: $3.99

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Peter Pan

Written by J.M. Barrie


Format: Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: March 1, 1985
Price: $4.95

This masterpiece of imaginative literature, originally published in 1904, still works its timeless wonderment with the adventures of Peter, Nana, the Darling children's nurse, and pet St. Bernard, the dreadful Captain Hook, and Tinker Bell. Read more >

Peter Pan

Written by J.M. Barrie
Adapted by Cathy East Dubowski
Illustrated by Jean Zallinger


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
On Sale: August 31, 2011
Price: $3.99

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Peter Pan

Written by J.M. Barrie


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: March 25, 2008
Price: $1.99

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Peter Pan

Written by J.M. Barrie
Illustrated by F.D. Bedford
Introduction by Anne McCaffrey


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 12, 2004
Price: $2.99

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The Modern Library Collection Children's Classics 5-Book Bundle
The Wind in the Willows, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, Peter Pan, The Three Musketeers
Written by Kenneth Grahame, Lewis Carroll, J.M. Barrie and Alexandre Dumas


Format: eBook, 1312 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 23, 2012
Price: $2.99

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