Captain Hook at Eton

Captain Hook at Eton


James matthew Barrie James matthew Barrie

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The article "Captain Hook at Eton" discusses the challenge posed by the Provost of Eton to disprove the claim that Captain James Hook, the pirate captain from J.M. Barrie's play Peter Pan, was a great Etonian but not a good one. The author argues that Hook was a good Etonian, though not a great one, and sets out to collect facts about Hook's early...More
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Sir James Matthew Barrie (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937) was a Scottish novelist and playwright known for creating Peter Pan, a story about a boy who never grows up and has magical adventures in Neverland with a girl named Wendy. Barrie lived in Scotland before moving to London where he met the Llewelyn Davies boys, who inspired him to write about a baby boy's magical adventures in Kensington Gardens, then to write Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, a 1904 West End "fairy play" about an ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland. Peter Pan became his most popular work, overshadowing his other successful novels and plays. Barrie gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great...More

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