*James Matthew BARRIE (1860-1937) Scottish novelist and playwright. 4 L.A.S. and one L.S., plus one signed photograph,
London and Kirriemuir [1892-1926], to Miss Susanna Elizabeth Dove, Falfield, Gloucestershire; 10 pages and quarter in-8, most
with envelope; in English.
Fine correspondence from the creator of Peter Pan to a reader, Miss Dove, an old lady (1842-1937), daughter of a Scottish pastor. November 28, 1892]. He too does not like biographies very much: they do not depict real men and women. A good novel goes further, perhaps because the writer is freer, and knows his subject better... January 18, 1897, spring will soon return; this brings back the memory of a poem... May 5, 1897. His kind letter and flowers encourage him in his work. He tries to sketch men and women as they seem to him, but his views may not be his own. As for the stage, it has produced the greatest literature in the world, and could still do so... He recommends several contemporary novels to him, and urges him not to believe the personal notices that appear in the press: none of them are true, as far as he is concerned... October 16, 1897. He is working on a novel, but it is far from being finished. Once again, he depreciates biographies, boring because they tinker with human life... May 24, 1926. Now that the general strike is over, and the weather is becoming summery, everything will be better; if he
comes near Falfield he will visit him... - Portrait in profile, arms folded (Fred Stollyer), signed on the back and dated Christmas 1899.
Location of the item France - 75016 Paris