A. A. Milne

A. A. Milne

About A. A. Milne

A. A. Milne, born Alan Alexander Milne (Kilburn, January 18, 1882 - Hartfield, January 31, 1956), was a British writer, best known for the series of children's books starring the teddy bear Winnie the Pooh. The most famous works of Milne revolves around a boy, whom He named after his son, Christopher Robin. The models for this work, Pu the Bear (originally Winnie-the-Pooh), were his son's cuddly toys and the black bear Winnie in London Zoo. The stuffed animals are on display in New York today. The book's overwhelming success (translations into forty languages ??in the first ten years of its existence) weighed heavily on Milne, who had set himself the goal of writing whatever he wanted to. Previously, He had always had to discuss changes in direction with his publisher. He had received positive reviews as a playwright, He had written detective stories like The Red House Mystery - a change in direction towards children's writing was bad news for the publisher at first. Milne wrote novels and short stories up until the 1930s, although his works have recently been less enthusiastically received. His last comedy, which premiered in 1938, was a definite failure. After that he wrote only three small and rather insignificant plays. He dedicated several poems to his son Christopher Robin, which later appeared in two volumes (in 1924- When We Were Very Young and in 1927- Now We Are Six), with several deluxe editions, settings and even a parody of When We Were Very Young (in 1926- When We Were Rather Older).
He also adapted Kenneth Grahame's novel, The Wind in the Willows, whose hero is Toad of Toad Hall, and which was also the subject of a film adaptation by Disney Studios, The Frog Pond in 1949.
In 1952 he retired to Cotchford Farm, Hartfield, Sussex after a heart attack and brain surgery. He died there in 1956. It was on this same property that Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones was found dead in 1969. After Milne's death, His widow sold the rights to Winnie the Pooh to The Walt Disney Company.

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