A. A. Milne

A. A. Milne: (Alan Alexander Milne) (mĬln, mĬl), 1882–1956, English author. Milne began his literary career as a journalist and later became a regular contributor to Punch. He is best known for his collections of verses for children, including When We Were Very Young (1924) and Now We Are Six (1927), and for the books Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) and The House at Pooh Corner (1928), which established the characters Christopher Robin (named for and based on his own son, 1920–96) and his toy animal friends, including Pooh Bear, Piglet, and Eeyore. These stories have become classics, beloved by adults as well as children. Milne's detective novel, The Red House Mystery (1921), is one of the best in its genre. Also a successful dramatist, he wrote several comedies, including Mr. Pim Passes By (1920) and The Dover Road (1921).

See his autobiography (1939); Inventing Wonderland (1995) by J. Wullschläger.

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2014, The Columbia University Press.

Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

FREE! The Red House Mystery
A. A. Milne.
E. P. Dutton, 1922
The Natural History of Make-Believe: A Guide to the Principal Works of Britain, Europe, and America
John Goldthwaite.
Oxford University Press, 1996
Librarian’s tip: "Winnie the Pooh (1926), The House at Pooh Corner (1928)" begins on p. 328
Contemporary English Literature
Mark Longaker; Edwin C. Bolles.
Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1953
Librarian’s tip: "Alan Alexander Milne (1882-)" begins on p. 414
The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature
Humphrey Carpenter; Mari Prichard.
Oxford University Press, 1999
Librarian’s tip: "Milne, A(lan) A(lexander) (1882-1956)" begins on p. 350
England Speaks: A Symposium
A. P. Herbert; A. A. Milne; E. M. Forster; A. S. Duncan-Jones; Ronald Knox; J. R. Clynes; C. E. M. Joad; Harold Laski.
Macmillan, 1941
Librarian’s tip: "War with Honour" by A. A. Milne begins on p. 27
Innocent Merriment: An Anthology of Light Verse
Franklin P. Adams.
Garden City Pub. Co., 1945
Librarian’s tip: "From a Full Heart" by A. A. Milne begins on p. 111
Living Authors: A Book of Biographies
Stanley Kunitz; Dilly Tante.
H. W. Wilson, 1935
Librarian’s tip: "A. A. Milne" begins on p. 270
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