Hide-and-seek with Angels: A Life of J.M. Barrie

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Hutchinson, 2005 - 402 Seiten
When James Matthew Barrie died, in 1937, his funeral was an occasion for national mourning. Crowds gathered; reporters and newsreel men came to record the day, and many well-known figures followed the coffin to its resting place in the little churchyard up on the hill. In London, a month later at St Pauls Cathedral a memorial service was held for the Scottish weavers son who died Britains playwright extraordinaire.A succession of novels and long-running plays had brought Barrie enormous wealth, critical acclaim, an hereditary Baronetcy and the Order of Merit. His public following extended to Hollywood where his work was performed by the stars of the silver screen. Unhappily such achievements did little to ameliorate the strains in Barries private life. Hampered by a stigmatising divorce, he was also struck by a series of tragic bereavements from which he never fully recovered. At the same time as savouring his public image, Barrie gave no more than a handful of interviews.

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Nutzerbericht  - PatsyMurray - LibraryThing

I found Chaney's biography of J.M. Barrie absorbing. She describes his early life in detail and explores how his early life in Scotland provided the material for works like A Window in Thrums, and ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - BrynDahlquis - LibraryThing

A very indepth and well-done book about Barrie's entire life. It also gives background information on all significant characters in his life and the history of his surroundings, which gives the reader ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Introduction I
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The Happiest Years of His Life
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Literature was my game
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Urheberrecht

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