A. A. Milne

Easton Press A. A. Milne books

Winnie The Pooh (4 Volume Set)
Disney's Winnie The Pooh Christmas Treasury - 2002
Disney's Winnie The Pooh Storybook Collection - 2003
The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-The-Pooh - 2009

Franklin Library A. A. Milne books

The Red House Mystery - Library of Mystery Masterpieces - 1990

A. A. Milne biography

Alan Alexander Milne, known as A. A. Milne, was a British author, playwright, and poet, born on January 18, 1882, in London, England. He is best remembered for his beloved children's books featuring the iconic characters Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, and others, which have become timeless classics in children's literature. A. A. Milne attended Cambridge University and subsequently worked as the assistant editor of weekly publication Punch. Following his service from 1915 to 1918 in the English military during World War One, he wrote a number of comedies including more than 25 plays.

Milne's literary career began in the early 20th century when he started writing humorous pieces for Punch magazine, a popular British publication. His witty and charming writing style garnered him recognition and success, leading to the publication of his first book of poetry, When We Were Very Young, in 1924. This collection of children's poetry was illustrated by E. H. Shepard and quickly became a bestseller. However, it was Milne's creation of Winnie-the-Pooh that catapulted him to international fame. Inspired by his son Christopher Robin and his son's stuffed toys, Milne introduced readers to the whimsical world of the Hundred Acre Wood in his book Winnie-the-Pooh, published in 1926. The lovable characters and timeless stories captured the hearts of children and adults alike, making Winnie-the-Pooh one of the most beloved and enduring literary creations of all time. Milne followed up the success of Winnie-the-Pooh with several sequels, including The House at Pooh Corner (1928) and Now We Are Six (1927), another collection of children's poetry. In the first publications he used the illustrator E. H. Shepard for Winnie The Pooh and his other classic Pooh stories. These books further solidified Milne's reputation as a master storyteller and cemented the popularity of the Winnie-the-Pooh franchise.

Despite his success as a children's author, Milne also wrote plays, novels, and essays for adults. He was a versatile writer, tackling a wide range of subjects and genres throughout his career. However, it is his timeless tales of friendship, adventure, and imagination in the Hundred Acre Wood that remain his most enduring legacy.

Notable among his early comedies are Wursel Flummery (1917), Belinda (1918), Mr Pin Passes By (1919), The Camberley Triangle (1919), The Romantic Age (1920), Mr Pim (1921), The Great Broxopp (1923), Ariadne (1925), Portrait of a Gentleman in Slippers (1926), and Michael and Mary (1930).

A. A. Milne also wrote a number of fictional novels including The Day's Play (1910), Once on a Time (1917), Two People (1931), Four Days' Wonder (1933), and Chloe Marr (1946). The only mystery - detective novel A. A. Milne wrote was The Red House Mystery (1922), which is considered as one of the first mystery novels to use comedy as a key element.

Milne passed away on January 31, 1956, but his literary creations continue to delight readers of all ages around the world. Through the endearing characters of Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends, A. A. Milne captured the essence of childhood innocence and the power of friendship, leaving behind a treasure trove of stories that will continue to enchant generations to come. His autobiography It's Too Late Now was published in 1939.

The Easton Press published the Winnie the Pooh classics as a 4 book set including Winnie The Pooh, When We Were Very Young, Now We Are Six, and The House at Pooh Corner. The only A. A. Milne book published by the Franklin Library was The Red House Mystery.

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