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William Ernest Henley (23 August 184911 July 1903) was an English poet, writer, critic and editor. Though he wrote several books of poetry, Henley is remembered most often for his 1875 poem "Invictus". A fixture in London literary circles, the one-legged Henley might have been the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's character Long John Silver (Treasure Island, 1883), while his young daughter Margaret Henley inspired J. M. Barrie's choice of the name Wendy for the heroine of his play Peter Pan (1904).Green, Lancelyn Rogers. Fifty Years of Peter Pan. P. Davies, 1954. p. 36.

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Uniform title: Poems. Selections
by Henley, William Ernest, 1849-1903
London : Mamillan, 1926
 
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