Grave Matters: A Curious Collection of 500 Actual Epitaphs, from Which We Learn of Grieving Spouses, Fatal Gluttony, Vengeful Relatio

Grave Matters: A Curious Collection of 500 Actual Epitaphs, from Which We Learn of Grieving Spouses, Fatal Gluttony, Vengeful Relatio

by E. R. Shushan
     
 

People have wanted to have the last word from the beginning of time--and they've been writing their own for almost as long. Their wise, witty and often bizarre last messages have now been immortalized in Grave Matters, this wonderfully entertaining collection of epitaphs taken from headstones, church records and historical accounts in the United States and the British…  See more details below

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People have wanted to have the last word from the beginning of time--and they've been writing their own for almost as long. Their wise, witty and often bizarre last messages have now been immortalized in Grave Matters, this wonderfully entertaining collection of epitaphs taken from headstones, church records and historical accounts in the United States and the British Isles.

The epitaphs in Grave Matters span four centuries, and make memorable use of poetry, epigrams and surprising turns of phrase

A fascinating look at the way people lived and died in days gone by, Grave Matters is the perfect addition to any library for the literary, the learned and (especially) the living

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345364708
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/05/1990
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
207
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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