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The Short Stories Of JM Barrie: "Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."

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42 pages1 hour

Summary

The short story is often viewed as an inferior relation to the Novel. But it is an art in itself. To take a story and distil its essence into fewer pages while keeping character and plot rounded and driven is not an easy task. Many try and many fail. In this series we look at short stories from many of our most accomplished writers. Miniature masterpieces with a lot to say. In this volume we examine some of the short stories of JM Barrie. Peter Pan is a classic story. The Admirable Crichton is a classic play. And here, in this volume are two classic short stories. They are certainly of their day and perfect pieces of their craft. And really that’s not surprising for JM Barrie was a writer of great note. Short stories are often overlooked as being the poor, under-developed relative of a greater work. But from writers of the calibre of Barrie this is just not so. He picks stories and creates characters that drive, meld and create pages that in their numerically shorter length are in fact the perfect length. Many of these stories are also available as an audiobook from our sister company Word Of Mouth. Many samples are at our youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/PortablePoetry?feature=mhee The audiobook volume of this book can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores. They are read for you by Richard Mitchley

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