Summary Barry D. M

James Matthew Barrie (born May 9, 1860, Kirrimure – June 19, 1937, London) – Scottish playwright and novelist, author of the famous children’s fairy tale “Peter Pan.”

James Matthew Barry was born May 9, 1860 in Cirrmure (Scotland) and was the ninth child in the weaver’s family. He studied at Edinburgh University. At the end of the university he worked in the editorial office of the newspaper Nottingham Journal.
Literary activity began in 1885. In 1889, the writer published a series of novels from the village life of “Idyll Old Licht” and a novel from the life of journalists “When a man is alone”. Then Barry wrote the unfortunate melodrama Better Dead (1888), the love-psychological novels The Little Minister (1891), Sentimental Tommy (1896) and his sequel Tommy and Grisel (Tommy and Grizel, 1900), a book about the mother “Margaret Ogilvy” (Margaret Ogilvy, 1896).
Since 1897, Barry turns to dramaturgy

(scenic processing of the “Little Servant”). Fame brings him “Qualite Street” (Quality Street, 1901), a comedy depicting England at the beginning of the XIX century. The plays of Barry (Mary Rose, Remarkable Crichton, Quolyte Street, What Every Woman Knows) led him into the circle of outstanding playwrights of the time.
In 1887, Barry met with Sylvia and Arthur Davis. This acquaintance was the beginning of a long friendship between Barry and the Davis family.
In 1894, Barry married the young actress Mary Ansell, who played in one of his plays. The marriage was dissolved in 1919. The children of the four Barry did not have.
After the death of the couple, Davis Barry became an unofficial guardian of their children – five boys.

Barry was awarded many honors: in 1913 he was promoted to baronet, in 1922 he was awarded the Order of Merit; in 1919-1922 he became Rector of St. Andrews University, in 1930-1937 – Chancellor of Edinburgh University; from 1928 he was president of the “Society of Writers”.
Barry died in London on June 19, 1937.

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Summary Barry D. M