The Little Minister

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Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (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...
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Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (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. Barrie unofficially adopted the Davies boys following the deaths of their parents.
Barrie was made a baronet by George V in 1913, and a member of the Order of Merit in 1922. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to London's Great Ormond Street Hospital, which continues to benefit from them.
James Matthew Barrie was born in Kirriemuir, Angus, to a conservative Calvinist family. His father, David Barrie, was a modestly successful weaver. His mother, Margaret Ogilvy, had assumed her deceased mother's household responsibilities at the age of eight. Barrie was the ninth child of ten (two of whom died before he was born), all of whom were schooled in at least the three Rs, in preparation for possible professional careers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781508928959
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/17/2015
  • Pages: 188
  • Sales rank: 1,089,175
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

I. The Love-Light 1
II. Runs Alongside the Making of a Minister 7
III. The Night-Watchers 17
IV. First Coming of the Egyptian Woman 30
V. A Warlike Chapter, Culminating in the Flouting of the Minister by the Woman 42
VI. In which the Soldiers Meet the Amazons of Thrums 50
VII. Has the Folly of Looking into a Woman's Eyes by Way of Text 62
VIII. 3 A.M.--Monstrous Audacity of the Woman 69
IX. The Woman Considered in Absence--Adventures of a Military Cloak 79
X. First Sermon against Women 89
XI. Tells in a Whisper of Man's Fall during the Curling Season 100
XII. Tragedy of a Mud House 110
XIII. Second Coming of the Egyptian Woman 113
XIV. The Minister Dances to the Woman's Piping 125
XV. The Minister Bewitched--Second Sermon against Women 135
XVI. Continued Misbehavior of the Egyptian Woman 143
XVII. Intrusion of Haggart into these Pages against the Author's Wish 151
XVIII. Caddam--Love Leading to a Rupture 161
XIX. Circumstances Leading to the First Sermon in Approval of Women 169
XX. End of the State of Indecision 177
XXI. Night--Margaret--Flashing of a Lantern 186
XXII. Lovers 196
XXIII. Contains a Birth, Which is Sufficient for One Chapter 205
XXIV. The New World, and the Women who may not Dwell therein 211
XXV. Beginning of the Twenty-four Hours 217
XXVI. Scene at the Spittal 225
XXVII. First Journey of the Dominie to Thrums during the Twenty-four Hours 232
XXVIII. The Hill before Darkness Fell--Scene of the Impending Catastrophe 237
XXIX. Story of the Egyptian 244
XXX. The Meeting for Rain 252
XXXI. Various Bodies Converging on the Hill 259
XXXII. Leading Swiftly to the Appalling Marriage 268
XXXIII. While the Ten o'Clock Bell was Ringing 274
XXXIV. The Great Rain 281
XXXV. The Glen at Break of Day 285
XXXVI. Story of the Dominie 299
XXXVII. Second Journey of the Dominie to Thrums during the Twenty-four Hours 308
XXXVIII. Thrums during the Twenty-four Hours--Defence of the Manse 315
XXXIX. How Babbie Spent the Night of August Fourth 324
XL. Babbie and Margaret--Defence of the Manse continued 330
XLI. Rintoul and Babbie--Break-down of the Defence of the Manse 337
XLII. Margaret, the Precentor, and God between 345
XLIII. Rain--Mist--The Jaws 353
XLIV. End of the Twenty-four Hours 363
XLV. Talk of a Little Maid since Grown Tall 369
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2000

    Comedy, Romance, Adventure, and Scottish Gypsies

    Have read many copies from many libraries and have FINALLY found an affordable copy until I can muster the cash for a First Edition. For an adult, more fun than his 'Peter Pan' with diverse, witty characters and a big, painless peek into another time and culture. Even the dialects are fun.

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