Saturday, April 25, 2015

Fact of the Day: Silver Wendy

A man named William Ernest Henley was friends with author Robert Louis Stevenson, and he served as the inspiration of the character Long John Silver in the book Treasure Island. His daughter Margaret interestingly enough inspired J.M. Barrie to create the character Wendy Darling in his Peter Pan series. 

15 comments:

  1. Well, he sure didn't win any HANDSOME AWARDS...hahaa...

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  2. That Henley family must've been a bunch of characters (in a good way:)).

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  3. Interesting how he influenced two literary titans.

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  4. That's what you get when you have writers as friends. They put you in their books.

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  5. Awesome to know because I love Tinker Bell!

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  6. Inspiration can be found everywhere. It would be lovely to be somebody's muse. Thanks for stopping by my blog Adam!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki, Finland
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  7. I once inspired a book character too :) And an angel falls in love with my character in the book.

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