A. A. Milne

1882 - 1956

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Alan Alexander Milne (; 18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956) was an English writer best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh, as well as for children's poetry. Milne was primarily a playwright before the huge success of Winnie-the-Pooh overshadowed all his previous work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of A. A. Milne has received more than 5,832,555 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). A. A. Milne is the 565th most popular writer (down from 545th in 2019), the 400th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 424th in 2019) and the 46th most popular British Writer.

A. A. Milne is most famous for his children's book, Winnie the Pooh.

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  • 58

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  • 4.68

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Notable Works

The House at Pooh Corner
Now we are six
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Bears, Juvenile Fiction / Classics, Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
<b>Happy 90th birthday, to one of the world's most beloved icons of children's literature, Winnie-the-Pooh!</b><br> <br> Since 1926, Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends--Piglet, Owl, Tigger, and the ever doleful Eeyore--have endured as the unforgettable creations of A.A. Milne, who wrote this book for his son, Christopher Robin, and Ernest H. Shepard, who lovingly gave Pooh and his companions shape. <br> <br> These characters and their stories are timeless treasures of childhood that continue to speak to all of us with the kind of freshness and heart that distinguishes true storytelling.<br> <br> "Winnie-the-Pooh is a joy; full of solemn idiocies and the sort of jokes one weeps over helplessly, not even knowing why they are so funny, and with it all the real wit and tenderness which alone could create a priceless little masterpiece." <i>Saturday Review, </i>1926
The Red House Mystery
When we were very young
The House at Pooh Corner
fiction, children's stories, toys
Ten adventures of Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger, Piglet, Owl, and other friends of Christopher Robin. ---------- Contains: In Which [a House Is Built at Pooh Corner for Eeyore][1] In Which [Tigger Comes to the Forest and Has Breakfast][2] In Which [a Search Is Organdized, and Piglet Nearly Meets the Heffalump Again][3] In Which It Is Shown That [Tiggers Don't Climb Trees][4] In Which [Rabbit Has a Busy Day, and We Learn What Christopher Robin Does in the Mornings][5] In Which [Pooh Invents a New Game and Eeyore Joins In][6] In Which [Tigger Is Unbounced][7] In Which [Piglet Does a Very Grand Thing][8] In Which [Eeyore Finds the Wolery][9] and Owl Moves Into It In Which [Christopher Robin and Pooh Come to an Enchanted Place][10], and We Leave Them There ---------- Also Contained in: - [Winnie-the-Pooh / The House at Pooh Corner][11] [1]: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL7988325W/A_House_Is_Built_at_Pooh_Corner_for_Eeyore [2]: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL476759W/Tigger_Comes_to_the_Forest_and_Has_Breakfast [3]: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL476810W/A_Search_Is_Organdized [4]: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL476761W/Tiggers_don't_climb_trees [5]: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL7988389W/Rabbit_Has_a_Busy_Day_and_We_Learn_What_Christopher_Robin_Does_in_the_Mornings [6]: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL476832W/Pooh_Invents_a_New_Game_and_Eeyore_Joins_In [7]: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL476817W/Tigger_Is_Unbounced [8]: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL476828W/Piglet_Does_a_Very_Grand_Thing [9]: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL476738W/Eeyore_Finds_the_Wolery [10]: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL15020356W/Christopher_Robin_and_Pooh_Come_to_an_Enchanted_Place [11]: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL476836W/Winnie-the-Pooh_The_House_at_Pooh_Corner
Winnie-the-Pooh / The House at Pooh Corner
Juvenile audience, Juvenile fiction, Fiction
The world of Pooh is a world of enchantment. It is a world forever fixed in the minds and hearts of countless children--a world where Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga, and the others share unforgettable adventures with Christopher Robin. As he wanders through the pages of this book, Pooh remains the whimsical philosopher, the staunch friend, hampered at times by his over-weight but resigned to the futility of trying to control his appetite. Although Pooh persists in thinking of himself as a Bear of Very Little Brain, the reader soon discovers that his whimsy inevitably leads to wisdom. --front flap ---------- Contains: - [Winnie-the-Pooh][1] - [The House at Pooh Corner][2] [1]: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL476641W [2]: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL476471W
Juvenile audience, Juvenile fiction, Fiction
A.A. Milne's Pooh stories need no introduction; they have been loved by generations of children and their parents ever since they were first published in 1926. In his autobiography, Milne wrote: 'The animals in the stories came for the most part from the nursery. My collaborator [his wife] had already given them individual voices, their owner by constant affection had given them the twist in their features which denotes character, and Shepard drew them, as one might say, from the living model.' ---------- Contains: - In Which We Are Introduced to [Winnie the Pooh and Some Bees][2] and the Stories Begin - In Which [Pooh Goes Visiting and Gets into a Tight Place][3] - In Which [Pooh and Piglet Go Hunting and Nearly Catch a Woozle][4] - In Which [Eeyore Loses a Tail and Pooh Finds One][5] - In Which [Piglet Meets a Heffalump][6] - In Which [Eeyore has a Birthday and Gets Two Presents][7] - In Which [Kanga and Baby Roo Come to the Forest and Piglet has a Bath][8] - In Which [Christopher Robin Leads an Expotition to the North Pole][1] - In Which [Piglet is Entirely Surrounded by Water][9] - In Which [Christopher Robin Gives Pooh a Party][10] and We Say Goodbye ---------- Also contained in: - [Winnie-the-Pooh / The House at Pooh Corner][11] [1]: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL476425W/Christopher_Robin_Leads_an_Expotition_to_the_North_Pole [2]: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL476696W [3]: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL476823W/ [4]: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL476746W/ [5]: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL476804W/ [6]: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL476831W/ [7]: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL476821W/ [8]: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL476826W/ [9]: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL15658624W [10]: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL476803W [11]: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL15742938W/
When we were very young
Children's poetry, Children's poetry, English, Collected works
A collection of poems reflecting the experiences of a little English boy growing up in the early part of the twentieth century.
Once upon a time
Fairy tales, Juvenile fiction, Children's stories
The Red House Mystery
Mystery and detective stories, Fiction, Detective and mystery stories
This is probably one of the top classics of "golden age" detective fiction. Anyone who's read any mystery novels at all will be familiar with the tropes -- an English country house in the first half of the twentieth century, a locked room, a dead body, an amateur sleuth, a helpful sidekick, and all the rest. It's a clever story, ingenious enough in its way, and an iconic example of Agatha Christie / Dorothy Sayers -type murder mysteries. If you've read more than a few of those kinds of books, you might find this one a little predictable, but it's fun despite that. It's particularly of note, however, because Raymond Chandler wrote about it extensively in his essay "The Simple Art of Murder." After praising it as "an agreeable book, light, amusing in the Punch style, written with a deceptive smoothness that is not as easy as it looks," he proceeds to take it sharply to task for its essential lack of realism. This book -- which Chandler admired to an extent -- was what he saw as the iconic example of what was wrong with the detective fiction of his day, and to which novels like "The Big Sleep" or "The Long Goodbye", with their hard-boiled, hard-hitting gumshoes and gritty realism, were a direct response. So this book's worth reading not just because it's "an agreeable book, light, [and] amusing in the Punch style", but also because reading it will give a deepened appreciation for the later, more realistic detective fiction of writers like Hammett and Chandler.


Among writers, A. A. Milne ranks 565 out of 7,302Before him are Dino Buzzati, Ivan Bunin, Georges Perec, Ausonius, Marina Tsvetaeva, and Sidney Sheldon. After him are Faxian, Romain Gary, William S. Burroughs, Al-Zamakhshari, Harry Martinson, and Gaius Julius Hyginus.

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Among people born in 1882, A. A. Milne ranks 34Before him are James Franck, Edward Hopper, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, Charles Ponzi, Emmerich Kálmán, and Hans Geiger. After him are Arthur Eddington, Jacques Maritain, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, René Coty, Bela Lugosi, and Robert H. Goddard. Among people deceased in 1956, A. A. Milne ranks 14Before him are Jules Rimet, Emil Nolde, Frederick Soddy, Juho Kusti Paasikivi, Lucien Febvre, and Robert Walser. After him are Risto Ryti, Alfred Kinsey, Konstantin Päts, Alexander Rodchenko, Bela Lugosi, and Reinhold Glière.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, A. A. Milne ranks 400 out of 8,785Before him are George Eliot (1819), Ian Holm (1931), Mary Read (1695), Gordon Banks (1937), Edward the Confessor (1003), and Richard Owen (1804). After him are Daniel Craig (1968), Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (1220), Jackie Stewart (1939), Arthur Eddington (1882), Peter Brook (1925), and Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (1863).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, A. A. Milne ranks 46Before him are Philip Larkin (1922), Anthony Burgess (1917), Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849), Harold Pinter (1930), Robert Burns (1759), and George Eliot (1819). After him are Enid Blyton (1897), Samuel Butler (1835), D. H. Lawrence (1885), John Donne (1572), J. M. Barrie (1860), and Samuel Johnson (1709).