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Author Rymer, James Malcolm, approximately 1814-1884, author.

Title Sweeney Todd The String of Pearls [electronic resource] : The Original Victorian Classic / James Malcolm Rymer.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Dover Publications, 2015.


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Summary In the early years of the Victorian age, a newly literate class of readers turned to "penny dreadfuls" for escapist fun. Blood-curdling tales, published in installments and costing only a penny, offered gripping episodes of romance, mystery, and horror. The notorious penny dreadful Sweeney Todd: The String of Pearls recounts a young woman's desperate search for her missing sailor sweetheart-a quest that ends in a Fleet Street barber shop, where the proprietor has an unsavory connection with a local baker and the secret ingredient to her delicious meat pies. Authorship of this tale, which was printed anonymously in 1846-47 in eighteen weekly installments, remains in doubt. The story's serial publication ensured an abundance of cliffhangers, and its dark humor made it an especially appealing source for the long-running Broadway musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. A delight for fans of the modern play, this gripping yarn remains a treat for readers of Victorian mysteries.
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Subject Cannibalism -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Murder -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Young women -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Bakers -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Barbers -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Todd, Sweeney (Legendary character) -- Fiction.
Fleet Street (London, England) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Historical fiction.
Horror fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Added Author Prest, Thomas Peckett.
Prest, Thomas Peckett. String of pearls.
Prest, Thomas Peckett, author.
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String of pearls
Other Form: Print version: Rymer, James Malcolm, approximately 1814-1884, Sweeney Todd : Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, Inc., [2015] 0486797392 (DLC)2015373237
ISBN 9780486807256 (e-pub)
9780486797397 (print)
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