The Admirable Crichton

The Admirable Crichton

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by J. M. Barrie
     
 

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Four-act play, first published in 1902. According to Wikipedia: "Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937) was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. The child of a family of small-town weavers, he was educated in Scotland. He moved to London, where he developed a career as a novelist and

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Four-act play, first published in 1902. According to Wikipedia: "Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937) was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. The child of a family of small-town weavers, he was educated in Scotland. He moved to London, where he developed a career as a novelist and playwright. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him in writing about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in The Little White Bird), then to write Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, a "fairy play" about this ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland. This play quickly overshadowed his previous work and although he continued to write successfully, it became his best-known work, credited with popularising the name Wendy, which was very uncommon previously.[1] Barrie unofficially adopted the Davies boys following the deaths of their parents. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital, which continues to benefit from them."

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ISBN-13:
9781455401352
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
01/01/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
218 KB

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The Admirable Crichton 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great play but I want to know which of the editions will be best displayed on my nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found a reference to this play in one of Connie Willis' books. It's a look at how social privelege does not equate to ability. When a lord and his family are shipwrecked the butler becomes the undisputed leader. But when they return to England everyone hides the truth .
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Guest More than 1 year ago
wonderful book barry is a beautiful thinker one of the best books i have read in 5 years