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:

bj said...

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

Dascha said...

Oh, wow!

xo

Emmylou said...

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

Christine said...

Interesting!

Kati said...

Ha, so cool!

-Kati

Pat Hatt said...

Quite the inspiring family

stephen Hayes said...

Interesting how he influenced two literary titans.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely man.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely man.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome to know because I love Tinker Bell!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Great to be an inspiration

Elisabeth said...

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/

Maude Lynn said...

How strange!

DEZMOND said...

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