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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, US & Canada Ed. (1847 original; edició 2007)

de Robert L. Mack (Editor)

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'Ladies and Gentlemen...I have to state that Mrs Lovett's pies are made of human flesh!'This shocking announcement provides the stunning d'enouement to a narrative first published over a period of four months in the winter of 1846-7. The revelation marked only the beginning, however, of the notorious career of Sweeney Todd, soon known to legend as the 'Demon Barber' of London's FleetStreet. The story of Todd's entrepreneurial partnership with neighbouring pie-maker Margery Lovett - at once inconceivably unpalatable and undeniably compelling - has subsequently provided the substance for a seemingly endless series of successful dramatic adaptations, popular songs and ballads,novellas, radio plays, graphic novels, ballets, films, and musicals. Both gleeful and ghoulish, the original tale of Sweeney Todd, first published under the title The String of Pearls, is an early classic of British horror writing. It combines the story of Todd's grisly method of robbing anddispatching his victims with a romantic sub-plot involving deception, disguise, and detective work, set against the backdrop of London's dark and unsavoury streets.This edition provides an authoritative text of the first version of the story ever to be published, as well as a lively introduction to its history and reputation.… (més)
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Títol:Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, US & Canada Ed.
Autors:Robert L. Mack (Editor)
Informació:Oxford University Press (2007), Edition: Media tie-in, 300 pages
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Sweeney Todd or The String of Pearls de Robert Mack (Editor) (1847)

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    SomeGuyInVirginia: I think Off Season is a despicable book, but it's a time/place close match for the older String of Pearls. String of Pearls is also the better book because it rises above grotesque melodrama on occasion.
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The introduction explaining the origin of the story and trying to track down the original author was almost as interesting as the story. Once I started the story, I could hardly put it down. I found every twist and turn intriguing and made an excellent story ( )
  Crystal199 | Jun 15, 2021 |
I read this for the "A Play" part of my 2019 reading challenge. I've never seen Sweeney Todd performed, I've only watched the movie with Johnny Depp. This book was the original version of the story so it was quite different, and I liked the movie better, but this wasn't unenjoyable. ( )
  Linyarai | Feb 16, 2020 |
I have always been fascinated by the story of Sweeney Todd. If you are expecting this to be the written version of the musical with Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter then you will be sorely disappointed. This is a novelization of the original story of Sweeney Todd that was published in a "Penny Dreadful" in 1846-1847 as a serial. The written style is old fashioned (by current day standards) but that is to be expected. I don't think the story would have the same flair without it, and I adapted very quickly to the style and rhythm of the writing. I really found this to be an enjoyable and thrilling read. There is a bit of debate as to who exactly wrote it but whoever they were (there are apparently two possible authors who may have collaborated on it) they had great imaginations. I really would recommend people interested in the story of Sweeney Todd to give this book a try. It fleshes out and gives new life and insight into one of the most diabolical literary villains ever to have been invented. ( )
  Veronica.Sparrow | Nov 15, 2015 |
I have always been fascinated by the story of Sweeney Todd. If you are expecting this to be the written version of the musical with Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter then you will be sorely disappointed. This is a novelization of the original story of Sweeney Todd that was published in a "Penny Dreadful" in 1846-1847 as a serial. The written style is old fashioned (by current day standards) but that is to be expected. I don't think the story would have the same flair without it, and I adapted very quickly to the style and rhythm of the writing. I really found this to be an enjoyable and thrilling read. There is a bit of debate as to who exactly wrote it but whoever they were (there are apparently two possible authors who may have collaborated on it) they had great imaginations. I really would recommend people interested in the story of Sweeney Todd to give this book a try. It fleshes out and gives new life and insight into one of the most diabolical literary villains ever to have been invented. ( )
  Veronica.Sparrow | Nov 15, 2015 |
Gruesome but rip-roaring entertainment, with a terrifying villain in Sweeney Todd. Also interesting to see how much some London locations have changed. ( )
  Moomin_Mama | Jun 15, 2015 |
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Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
Mack, RobertEditorautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Prest, Thomas PeckettAutorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Collins, DickIntroduccióautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Mack, Robert L.Editorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Mathias, RobertDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Rymer, James MalcolmAutorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat

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Before Fleet-street had reached its present importance, and when George the Third was young, and the two figures who used to strike the chimes at old St Dunstan's church were all in their glory--being a great impediment to errand-boys on their progress, and a matter of gaping curiosity to country people--there stood close to the sacred edifice a small barber's shop, which was kept by a man of the name of Sweeney Todd.
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This is an edition of the original stories of Sweeney Todd (originally published in the 19th century as The String of Pearls). It is NOT the same work as the adaptations by various playwrights. Do NOT combine with those adaptations, or with the film versions.
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'Ladies and Gentlemen...I have to state that Mrs Lovett's pies are made of human flesh!'This shocking announcement provides the stunning d'enouement to a narrative first published over a period of four months in the winter of 1846-7. The revelation marked only the beginning, however, of the notorious career of Sweeney Todd, soon known to legend as the 'Demon Barber' of London's FleetStreet. The story of Todd's entrepreneurial partnership with neighbouring pie-maker Margery Lovett - at once inconceivably unpalatable and undeniably compelling - has subsequently provided the substance for a seemingly endless series of successful dramatic adaptations, popular songs and ballads,novellas, radio plays, graphic novels, ballets, films, and musicals. Both gleeful and ghoulish, the original tale of Sweeney Todd, first published under the title The String of Pearls, is an early classic of British horror writing. It combines the story of Todd's grisly method of robbing anddispatching his victims with a romantic sub-plot involving deception, disguise, and detective work, set against the backdrop of London's dark and unsavoury streets.This edition provides an authoritative text of the first version of the story ever to be published, as well as a lively introduction to its history and reputation.

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