Barrie, Sir James, Baronet - born May 9, 1860, Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland
Died June 19, 1937, London, England
dramatist and novelist who is best known as the creator of Peter Pan, the boy who refused to grow up.
The son of a weaver, Barrie never recovered from the shock he received at six from a brother's death and its grievous effect on his mother, who dominated his childhood and retained that dominance thereafter. Throughout his life Barrie wished to recapture the happy years before his mother was stricken, and he retained a strong childlike quality in his adult personality.
Barrie studied at the University of Edinburgh and spent two years on the Nottingham Jour nal before settling in London as a free-lance writer in 1885...
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