Epitaphs to Remember: Remarkable Inscriptions from New England Gravestones

Epitaphs to Remember: Remarkable Inscriptions from New England Gravestones

by Janet Greene, George Daly
     
 

In earlier times, people felt the need to leave a permanent record of who they were and what they stood for. Nowadays people tend to keep quiet about those things, at least in their final resting place. But many have found a new fascination in wandering about an old graveyard. They are often touched and moved by what they read there. Those people of former

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In earlier times, people felt the need to leave a permanent record of who they were and what they stood for. Nowadays people tend to keep quiet about those things, at least in their final resting place. But many have found a new fascination in wandering about an old graveyard. They are often touched and moved by what they read there. Those people of former generations have much to say to us, although with great economy of words because each letter had to be chiseled in stone with hand tools.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A collection of bizarre and startling epitaphs from more than 200 cemeteries. (Dec.)
Bloomsbury Review
This collection includes the famous and obscure; the author, who has a fine taste for irony and the macabre, has strung them together with a historical commentary that sheds light on why people used to spill their guts, so to speak, in the cemetery. A fun and informative volume
Small Press Magazine
This is the paperback reissue of a book... originally titled Over Their Dead Bodies. Before going out-of-print, it had sold over 40,000 copies. It is easy to see why this collection of gravestone epitaphs, covering the years from the mid-seventeenth century to the early twentieth is a precis of New England history during this period

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780911469103
Publisher:
Alan C. Hood & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.36(d)

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