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The Resource Hook's tale : being the account of an unjustly villainized pirate written by himself, emended and edited by John Leonard Pielmeier

Hook's tale : being the account of an unjustly villainized pirate written by himself, emended and edited by John Leonard Pielmeier

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Hook's tale : being the account of an unjustly villainized pirate written by himself
Title
Hook's tale
Title remainder
being the account of an unjustly villainized pirate written by himself
Statement of responsibility
emended and edited by John Leonard Pielmeier
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Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Pielmeier, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.I3815
LC item number
H66 2017
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1860-1937
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Barrie, J. M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Barrie, J. M.
  • Hook
  • Peter Pan
  • Pirates
  • Never-Never Land (Imaginary place)
  • FICTION / Action & Adventure
  • FICTION / Sea Stories
  • FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
  • Sea stories
Label
Hook's tale : being the account of an unjustly villainized pirate written by himself, emended and edited by John Leonard Pielmeier
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn961005761
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781501161056
Lccn
2017013504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961005761
Label
Hook's tale : being the account of an unjustly villainized pirate written by himself, emended and edited by John Leonard Pielmeier
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn961005761
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781501161056
Lccn
2017013504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961005761

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