I Told You I Was Sick: A Grave Book of Curious Epitaphs

I Told You I Was Sick: A Grave Book of Curious Epitaphs

by Nigel Rees
     
 

From the eponymous epitaph of a hypochondriac to the inexplicable Greek phrase that adorns Jim Morrison's grave, author Nigel Rees catalogues curious tombstone inscriptions from cemeteries around the world. Ranging from the hilarious to the macabre, this collection of 150 epitaphs includes the memorial to an 18th century widow which celebrates her early escape from

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From the eponymous epitaph of a hypochondriac to the inexplicable Greek phrase that adorns Jim Morrison's grave, author Nigel Rees catalogues curious tombstone inscriptions from cemeteries around the world. Ranging from the hilarious to the macabre, this collection of 150 epitaphs includes the memorial to an 18th century widow which celebrates her early escape from "the fatigues of a married life, born by her with incredible patience," and the morbidly humorous tribute to three children killed by poisoned mushrooms, whose parents, "partakers of the same meal, have survived with debilitated constitutions." Scrupulously researched, this compendium of improbable, impolitic and imponderable epitaphs is another delightful entry from the author of the Cassell Dictionary of Humorous Quotations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780304368037
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
4.60(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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