Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street [NOOK Book]

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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 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 ...
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191607820
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 12/13/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 549,741
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Robert L. Mack is the author of Thomas Gray, A Life and editor of The Arabian Nights' Entertainments and Oliver Goldsmith's The Vicar of Wakefield for Oxford World's Classics.

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  • Posted March 23, 2011

    Great Book

    Great Book, but it is not like the movie so dont mistake it for that.

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    Posted January 18, 2012

    Great book

    I love this book!! Great writing and terrific overall story.

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    Movie

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    Posted October 31, 2012

    Loved it

    I love sweeney todd.

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    Posted September 9, 2012

    Great book

    Based on a real person in english history. The musical is hysterical.

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