Hook's tale : being the account of an unjustly villainized pirate written by himself
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New York : Scribner, 2017.
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First Scribner hardcover edition.
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275 pages ; 24 cm
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Published
New York : Scribner, 2017.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
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"A rollicking debut novel from award-winning playwright and screenwriter John Pielmeier reimagines the childhood of the much maligned Captain Hook: his quest for buried treasure, his friendship with Peter Pan, and the story behind the swashbuckling world of Neverland. Long defamed as a vicious pirate, Captain James Cook (a.k.a Hook) was in fact a dazzling wordsmith who left behind a vibrant, wildly entertaining, and entirely truthful memoir. His chronicle offers a counter narrative to the works of J.M. Barrie, a "dour Scotsman" whose spurious accounts got it all wrong. Now, award-winning playwright John Pielmeier is proud to present this crucial historic artifact in its entirety for the first time. Cook's story begins in London, where he lives with his widowed mother. At thirteen, he runs away from home, but is kidnapped and pressed into naval service as an unlikely cabin boy. Soon he discovers a treasure map that leads to a mysterious archipelago called the "Never-Isles" from which there appears to be no escape. In the course of his adventures he meets the pirates Smee and Starkey, falls in love with the enchanting Tiger Lily, adopts an oddly affectionate crocodile, and befriends a charming boy named Peter--who teaches him to fly. He battles monsters, fights in mutinies, swims with mermaids, and eventually learns both the sad and terrible tale of his mother's life and the true story of his father's disappearance. Like Gregory Maguire's Wicked, Hook's Tale offers a radical new version of a classic story, bringing readers into a much richer, darker, and enchanting version of Neverland than ever before. The characters that our hero meets--including the terrible Doctor Uriah Slinque and a little girl named Wendy--lead him to the most difficult decision of his life: whether to submit to the temptation of eternal youth, or to embrace the responsibilities of maturity and the inevitability of his own mortality. His choice, like his story, is not what you might expect"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Pielmeier, J., & Barrie, J. M. 1. (2017). Hook's tale: being the account of an unjustly villainized pirate written by himself (First Scribner hardcover edition.). Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pielmeier, John and J. M. 1860-1937. Barrie. 2017. Hook's Tale: Being the Account of an Unjustly Villainized Pirate Written By Himself. Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pielmeier, John and J. M. 1860-1937. Barrie. Hook's Tale: Being the Account of an Unjustly Villainized Pirate Written By Himself Scribner, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Pielmeier, John,, and J. M. 1860-1937 Barrie. Hook's Tale: Being the Account of an Unjustly Villainized Pirate Written By Himself First Scribner hardcover edition., Scribner, 2017.

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