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Questions tagged [j-m-barrie]

Questions about the Scottish novelist and playwright James Matthew Barrie (1860 – 1937) and his works. He is best known as the creator of Peter Pan.

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Where did J.M. Barrie say that his works either "peter out or pan out"?

Many quote websites, as well as some sites about literature, attribute the following quote to J. M. Barrie: Some of my plays peter out and some pan out. This is pretty funny since he's best known as ...
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Two Questions About Peter Pan (Grammar Term and French Heraldry Term), J. M Barrie novel and not play [closed]

The first unknown sentence (Chapter 5): Feeling that Peter was on his way back, the Neverland had again woke into life. We ought to use the pluperfect and say wakened, but woke is better and was ...
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What was Captain Hook's name before losing his hand?

In J.M. Barrie's play Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, what was Captain Hook's name before losing his hand?
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Was Captain Hook an Etonian in the original text?

The character Captain Hook, main protagonist of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, definitely attended a British public school: Hook was not his true name. To reveal who he really was would even at this date ...