The String of Pearls

The String of Pearls

Sweeney Todd is a barber who murders his customers and turns their remains into meat pies sold at the pie shop of Mrs.

Author: James Malcolm Rymer

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026898054

Category: Fiction

Page: 291

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Sweeney Todd is a barber who murders his customers and turns their remains into meat pies sold at the pie shop of Mrs. Lovett, his partner in crime. His barber shop is situated in Fleet Street, London, next to St. Dunstan's church, and is connected to Lovett's pie shop in nearby Bell Yard by means of an underground passage. Todd dispatches his victims by pulling a lever while they are in his barber chair, which makes them fall backward down a revolving trapdoor and generally causes them to break their necks or skulls on the cellar floor below. If the victims are still alive, he goes to the basement and "polishes them off" by slitting their throats with his straight razor.
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Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls

Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls

When a customer carrying a string of valuable pearls disappears after visiting the shop, suspicions are aroused that Todd may be practicing more than just hairdressing.The text of this book is from the original 19th century penny dreadfuls ...

Author: J. M. Rymer

Publisher:

ISBN: 1453645020

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Page: 196

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The barber Sweeney Todd runs a popular business shaving the wealthy in Fleet Street. When a customer carrying a string of valuable pearls disappears after visiting the shop, suspicions are aroused that Todd may be practicing more than just hairdressing.The text of this book is from the original 19th century penny dreadfuls that popularized Sweeney Todd over 150 years ago.
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Sweeney Todd The Demon Barner of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd  The Demon Barner of Fleet Street

This new edition allows modern readers to savor the original in all its gruesome glory.

Author: Thomas Peckett Prest

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1440476578

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 672

The story of Sweeney Todds murderous partnership with pie-maker Margery Lovett--at once inconceivably unpalatable and undeniably compelling--has set the table for an endless series of dramatic adaptations. This new edition allows modern readers to savor the original in all its gruesome glory.
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Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

The String of Pearls is the first installment of the Sweeney Todd penny part serial.

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 9781775415022

Category: Fiction

Page: 393

View: 946

The String of Pearls is the first installment of the Sweeney Todd penny part serial. It introduces the homicidal barber who became a staple of Victorian melodrama. In his barber shop on Fleet Street, Sweeney Todd murders his clients by tipping them down a chute and cleaning them off afterward with his straight razor. The bodies are then carried through an underground passage to Mrs. Lovett's pie shop, where they're made into pies.
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The String of Pearls

The String of Pearls

A Victorian sensation, featuring Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Author: Thomas Preskett Prest

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798715618009

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Page: 326

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A Victorian sensation, featuring Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
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Sweeney Todd The Barber of Fleet Street Vol I Original Title The String of Pearls

Sweeney Todd  The Barber of Fleet Street  Vol  I  Original Title  The String of Pearls

Lovett. This edition is lightly footnoted to help the modern reader catch literary and pop-cultural references as well as slang terms that were familiar to 1840s Londoners, but are more obscure today.

Author: Thomas Preskett Prest

Publisher: Pulp-Lit Productions

ISBN: 1635916828

Category: Fiction

Page: 538

View: 850

Freshly typeset in readable modern type with the original woodcut illustrations, this two-volume edition presents the full version of what's probably the most influential and notorious "Penny Dreadful" ever published: the one in which London was introduced to Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet-Street, and his pie-selling partner-in-crime, Mrs. Lovett. This edition is lightly footnoted to help the modern reader catch literary and pop-cultural references as well as slang terms that were familiar to 1840s Londoners, but are more obscure today.
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Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

Volume 2 of 2: Freshly typeset in readable modern type with the original woodcut illustrations, this two-volume edition presents the full version of what's probably the most influential and notorious "Penny Dreadful" ever published: the one ...

Author: Thomas Preskett Prest

Publisher:

ISBN: 1635916925

Category:

Page: 488

View: 650

Volume 2 of 2: Freshly typeset in readable modern type with the original woodcut illustrations, this two-volume edition presents the full version of what's probably the most influential and notorious "Penny Dreadful" ever published: the one in which London was introduced to Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet-Street, and his pie-selling partner-in-crime, Mrs. Lovett. This edition is lightly footnoted to help the modern reader catch literary and pop-cultural references as well as slang terms that were familiar to 1840s Londoners, but are more obscure today.
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Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Sweeney Todd: The Barber of Fleet Street by James Malcolm Rymer and Thomas Peckett Prest is a classic of British horror fiction reimagined for modern ...

Author: Thomas Peckett Prest

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 9781513276977

Category: Fiction

Page: 1150

View: 617

Sweeney Todd: The Barber of Fleet Street (1846-1847) is a penny dreadful novel by British writers James Malcolm Rymer and Thomas Peckett Prest. Originally serialized in cheap volumes, the novel marks the debut of Sweeney Todd, a villain whose story inspired Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1979), which won a Tony Award for Best Musical and an Olivier Award for Best New Musical before serving as source material for Tim Burton’s 2007 film of the same name. In London in 1785, a young sailor named Lieutenant Thornhill goes missing while on leave. Last seen on Fleet Street while entering the barber shop of Sweeney Todd, his mysterious disappearance inspires Colonel Jeffrey, a friend, to investigate. Discovering that Thornhill was carrying with him a pearl necklace for Johanna Oakley, the lover of a man lost at sea, Jeffrey questions the young girl. Disturbed by his story, and moved by Thornhill’s honorable intentions, Johanna offers her help in his search. Suspicious of Todd, who has recently lost an assistant to a local insane asylum, she dresses as a young boy and goes to his barber shop to apply for the position. There, she begins to uncover Todd’s secret operation, whereby murdering his unsuspecting patrons, he transports their bodies to Mrs. Lovett’s shop to be turned into cheap meat pies. Sweeney Todd: The Barber of Fleet Street is a grisly penny dreadful novel, a quick-witted work of horror that has inspired several successful adaptations. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Sweeney Todd: The Barber of Fleet Street by James Malcolm Rymer and Thomas Peckett Prest is a classic of British horror fiction reimagined for modern readers.
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Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

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.

Author: Robert L. Mack

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191607820

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 120

'Ladies and Gentlemen...I have to state that Mrs Lovett's pies are made of human flesh!' This shocking announcement provides the stunning dénouement 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 Fleet Street. 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 and dispatching 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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Modern Men of Letters Honestly Criticised

Modern Men of Letters Honestly Criticised

These penny romances were not vicious , though morbidly exciting ; one called “
Sweeney Todd ; or , the String of Pearls , " related how a certain barber in Fleet
Street cut the throats of his customers , and then sunk them down a trap to a ...

Author: James Hain Friswell

Publisher: London Hodder and Stoughton 1870.

ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000153728

Category: American literature

Page: 370

View: 204

Categories: American literature

Bazaars Cannibals and Sepoys

Bazaars  Cannibals  and Sepoys

In this initial version of Prest's tale , the character of Sweeney Todd plays a minor
, albeit significant , part . The story of Sweeney Todd was also adapted into a play
by George Dibdin Pitt called The String of Pearls : The Fiend of Fleet Street ...

Author: Sangeeta Mediratta

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822009466962

Category: American literature

Page: 354

View: 159

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The Era Almanack Dramatic Musical

The Era Almanack  Dramatic   Musical

Tke String of Pearls , melodrama , by C. A. Clarke and H. R. Silva ( new version of
Sweeney Todd ) ; Theatre Royal , Birkenhead , November 26 . Spellbound ,
drama , in four acts , by Fenton Mackay ; Stacey's , Sheffield , November 28 .
Nipped ...

Author: Edward Ledger

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924106258928

Category: Actors

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The Golden Age of Melodrama

The Golden Age of Melodrama

... Michael Kilgarriff Michael Kilgarriff. W0 The String of Pearls ( Sweeney Todd )
GEORGE DIBDIN PITT X GEORGE DIBDIN PITT ( 1799 / 1855 ) The origins. THE
STRING OF PEARLS (SWEENEY TODD) The String Of Pearls (Sweeney Todd) ...

Author: Michael Kilgarriff

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000028594444

Category: Melodrama

Page: 499

View: 725

Categories: Melodrama

Ottemiller s Index to Plays in Collections

Ottemiller s Index to Plays in Collections

Author: John Henry Ottemiller

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002363864

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 564

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The standard location tool for full-length plays published in collections and anthologies in England and the U.S. since the beginning of the 20th century. Indispensable tool for reference, referral, and collection development. Highly recommended. --REFERENCE BOOKS BULLETIN
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The Wonderful and Surprising History of Sweeney Todd

The Wonderful and Surprising History of Sweeney Todd

The role of Todd was played by Charles Morton ; the role of Mark Ingestrie
undertaken by G. Yates . ( July ) ' Revival ( by desire ) of the great Drama ' The
String of Pearls at the City of London Theatre . Sweeney Todd played by Mr R.H.
 ...

Author: Robert L Mack

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic

ISBN: IND:30000095624197

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 375

View: 784

Tells the fascinating story of how the Sweeny-Todd-myth developed from popular melodrama in the 1850s to film, ballet and musical incarnations in the 20th century. >
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Treasures from the Libraries of National Trust Country Houses

Treasures from the Libraries of National Trust Country Houses

114 The Barber of Fleet Street or Sweeney Todd , and the String of Pearls ,
London & Manchester , John Heywood , ( 1889 ? ] Of all Sabine Baring - Gould's
multifarious activities , the preservation of the popular chapbooks of his time must
 ...

Author: Nicolas Barker

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113088343

Category: Book collecting

Page: 179

View: 511

Categories: Book collecting

The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes

The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes

SWEENEY TODD The most celebrated murderer who never was is Sweeney
Todd , called the “ Demon Barber of ... The String of Pearls , begun ( according to
tradition ) by George McFarren and finished by Prest , first gave to the world the ...

Author: Daniel Cohen

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000103157156

Category: Political Science

Page: 323

View: 640

This collection of unsolved mysteries include such cases as Jack the Ripper, the Zodiac murders, the destruction of the Hindenberg, and unexplained disappearances
Categories: Political Science

The Broadway Musical

The Broadway Musical

The story of The String of Pearls appeared as a nineteenth - century serial that
introduced Sweeney Todd in print * 4 and may later have provided source
material for many literary and dramatic representations . It may have influenced ...

Author: Dominic Symonds

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105213122430

Category:

Page: 139

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Melodrama

Melodrama

1861 June 6 . An anonymous String of Pearls opens at the Grecian Theater (
formerly the Eagle Saloon ) in Shepherdess Walk , London . 1862 July 11 . Mrs .
Henry Young ' s The String of Pearls , or the Life and Death of Sweeney Todd
opens ...

Author: Gerould

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002538549

Category: Melodrama

Page: 282

View: 512

Categories: Melodrama