The Little Minister

J. M. BARRIE (1860 - 1937)

Before "Peter Pan" came "The Little Minister", J.M. Barrie's first published novel. This is not a children's book, but reflections on life in a remote village in Scotland. The story opens with the minister and his mother moving into the village of Thrums, where the minister must earn the respect of the villagers, threading his way through class differences, politics and suspicion of the travelling gypsies. But what would happen if the newly respectable minister of Thrums fell in love with a gypsy woman? And how will her secret impact upon them all? (Summary by Beth Thomas)

Genre(s): Family

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 JM Barrie, a Literary and Biographical Portrait MaryAnn
00:45:14
Play 01 The Love Light Sylviamb
00:09:43
Play 02 Runs Alongside the Making of a Minister Sylviamb
00:09:48
Play 03 The Night Watchers Sylviamb
00:22:54
Play 04 First Coming of the Egyptian Woman Sylviamb
00:22:22
Play 05 A Warlike Chapter, Culminating in the Flouting of the Minister by the Woman Sylviamb
00:13:40
Play 06 In which the Soldiers Meet the Amazons of Thrums Sylviamb
00:19:05
Play 07 Has the Folly of Looking Into a Woman's Eyes Sylviamb
00:11:33
Play 08 3am - Monstrous Audacity of the Woman Sylviamb
00:17:33
Play 09 The Woman Considered in Absence - The Adventures of a Military Cloak Sylviamb
00:17:44
Play 10 First Sermon Against Women Sylviamb
00:19:30
Play 11 Tells in a Whisper of Man's Fall during the Curling Season Sylviamb
00:16:08
Play 12 Tragedy of a Mud House Nathan C Jones
00:09:53
Play 13 Second Coming of the Egyptian Woman Sylviamb
00:13:31
Play 14 The Minister Dances to the Woman's Piping Sylviamb
00:15:18
Play 15 The Minister Bewitched - Second Sermon Against Women Sylviamb
00:13:42
Play 16 Continued Misbehaviour of the Egyptian Woman Sylviamb
00:12:14
Play 17 Intrusion of the Haggart into these Pages Against the Author's Wish Sylviamb
00:16:49
Play 18 Caddam - Love Leading to a Rupture Sylviamb
00:12:38
Play 19 Circumstances Leading to the First Sermon in Approval of Women Sylviamb
00:12:01
Play 20 End of the State of Indecision Sylviamb
00:14:27
Play 21 Night, Margaret, Flashing of a Lantern Sylviamb
00:16:09
Play 22 Lovers Sylviamb
00:13:56
Play 23 Contains a Birth, Which is Sufficient for One Chapter Sylviamb
00:09:53
Play 24 The New World, and the Women who may not Dwell therein Kalynda
00:09:27
Play 25 Beginning of the Twenty-Four Hours Sylviamb
00:13:47
Play 26 Scene at the Spittal Sylviamb
00:12:47
Play 27 First Journey of the Dominie to the Thrums during the 24 Hours Sylviamb
00:07:59
Play 28 The Hill Before Darkness Fell Sylviamb
00:11:32
Play 29 Story of the Egyptian Sylviamb
00:13:43
Play 30 The Meeting for Rain Sylviamb
00:11:57
Play 31 Various Bodies Converging on the Hill Sylviamb
00:15:04
Play 32 Leading Swiftly to the Appalling Marriage Kalynda
00:09:40
Play 33 While the Ten O'Clock Bell was Ringing Sylviamb
00:09:57
Play 34 The Great Rain Sylviamb
00:06:53
Play 35 The Glen at Break of Day Sylviamb
00:23:08
Play 36 Story of the Dominie Sylviamb
00:15:31
Play 37 Second Journey of the Dominie to the Thrums during the 24 Hours Sylviamb
00:12:41
Play 38 Thrums During the 24 Hours - Defence of the Manse Sylviamb
00:14:34
Play 39 How Babbie Spent the Night of August Fourth Sylviamb
00:10:51
Play 40 Babbie and Margaret - Defence of the Manse continued Sylviamb
00:10:22
Play 41 Rintoul and Babbie - Breakdown of the Defence of the Manse Sylviamb
00:12:28
Play 42 Margaret, the Precentor and God between Sylviamb
00:14:08
Play 43 Rain, Mist, The Jaws Sylviamb
00:15:38
Play 44 End of the Twenty-Four Hours Sylviamb
00:11:27
Play 45 Talk of a Little Maid since Grown Tall Sylviamb
00:12:00