Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 176-page junior novel based on the 2003 film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. It was released on October 1, 2007. An updated version was later released with extra photographs from the movie.
The Black Pearl, a cursed pirate ship that haunts the seas with tattered black sails and a vicious crew, has just materialized in Port Royal and stolen away the governor's daughter, Elizabeth Swann. Will Turner, a young blacksmith in love with Elizabeth, sets sail to rescue her by whatever means necessary--even enlisting the help of a pirate! Enter Captain Jack Sparrow, a cunning and charismatic pirate with his own personal stake in the mission...the Black Pearl was once his ship and he aims to get it back.
Differences between the film and the bookEdit
- The novel states that eight years have passed in the present day since Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner met at the HMS Dauntless. The film's first screenplay draft also said that, although this was cut from the film.
- Jack Sparrow never steals the Harbormaster's purse after bribing him with three shillings at the docks of Port Royal.
- During his conversation with Murtogg and Mullroy, Jack mentions that he visited Singapore.
- John Brown is sleeping at the corner instead at a seat in his smithy.
- Will Turner and Jack Sparrow find a guard aboard the HMS Interceptor when they board the ship and throw him overboard.