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Sweeney Todd: The String of Pearls (Revised)
Sweeney Todd: The String of Pearls (Revised) | James Malcolm Rymer
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Fully revised Second Edition. With a new Introduction and Bibliography by Dick Collins. The exploits of Sweeney Todd, ‘The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’, have been recounted many times in plays, films and musicals, but the origins of the character largely were forgotten for many years. The String of Pearls - the original tale of Sweeney Todd, a classic of British horror - was first published as a weekly serial in 1846-7 by Edward Lloyd, the King of the Penny Dreadfuls. One of the earliest detective stories, it became an important source for Bram Stoker's Dracula, but it was after over 150 years of obscurity that it appeared first in book form in the Wordsworth edition published in 2005. The one great mystery that has surrounded the book is who the author was - or was it possibly the work of more than one man? In his new introduction to this fully revised second edition, Dick Collins, by means of detailed research of contemporary records, has established finally the identity of the creator of this legendary figure. So here is the original story of the terrifying owner of that famous London barber-shop, and the secret recipe for Mrs Lovett's delicious pies…
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🥧 4/5 pies for the original tale of the demon barber. It was published as a series of penny dreadfuls in 1846-7.Only 4 characters are the same-Mr. Todd, Mrs. Lovett, Tobias, & Johanna.Johanna is not Todds daughter, hes not seeking revenge.Even though it is so different from what we know (the play & film) i really enjoyed it. It felt like an entirely different story and I had no idea how it was going to unfold. film/play stray so much from the OG.

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My first Penny Dreadful, just in time for Valentine‘s Day
❣️The String of Pearls, 𝒜 ℛℴ𝓂𝒶𝓃𝒸ℯ❣️

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I love the film with Alan, Helena & Johnny so it's not surprising that I want to read this #horror story! #magnificentmarch @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 📚😱📚 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks How are things Jenny? Are you still able to receive mail? Be safe!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4y
jenniferw88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm ok but have been advised to avoid public places - still allowed to go to hospital appointments though 🤣😕! Yes, still currently able to receive mail 😊 4y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @jenniferw88 be safe at those appointments. We are seeing most people show up to a clinic first here.. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 4y
jenniferw88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm hoping that my hospitals would get in contact with me if the appointments need to be rearranged! 4y
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Here ya go! @TheReadingMermaid #teamstoker #scarathlon
Mrs. Lovett💖

BeansPage That is so awesome. I'm going to give you 10 extra points for posting ❤️ 🧟‍♀️ 4y
Ericalambbrown That‘s awesome! 4y
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I love this story! I never knew there was so much history in it. This copy actually has the story of how it was narrative under the original title of The String of Pearls that appeared in The People's Periodical and Family Library in 1846 and became a phenomenon in Britain. This copy is also written in the original text of the narrative. So much history in books ❤️

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So I was about to start The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone when I noticed that I had Sweeney Todd in my stack for October. This is no bueno considering I'm the team captain for #TeamStoker and this is considered a slasher book 😲 so I decided to switch them! Sweeney Todd is now in the lineup for #24B4Monday 🍻👻🎉

@Andrew65 @jb72

BeansPage @kymmiesreads hello again sweetheart 👋😁 this is a weekend readathon that takes place every last weekend of the month. The overall goal is to hit 24 hours of reading time within the span of Thursday at midnight until Sunday at midnight. But I got to say, the main goal is just to read and have fun. We all set our own goals for ourselves and no goal is too small ❤️ 4y
Bookwormjillk I‘m doing the readathon vs scareathlon juggling thing too. Great first day! 4y
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BeansPage @Bookwormjillk thanks love 🤗 4y
Andrew65 Great first day 👏👏👏 4y
Andrew65 @kymmiesreads Would be great to have you join us, no matter what time you get to. 😊👍 4y
BookishBlonde12 I love when you guys do 24b4Monday! Just grabbed my stack of books and made my a reading nook. 😊📚 4y
kymmiesreads @TheReadingMermaid oh that sounds like a good challenge and lots of fun! 4y
kymmiesreads @Andrew65 thanks I think I will join in! 4y
kymmiesreads @TheReadingMermaid sorry for all my questions lately sweetie! But thank you for all your help!!! 4y
BeansPage @kymmiesreads oh don't be sorry hun. You look relatively new to the community (WELCOME 🎉) and I am definitely here to help you. If you ever have any questions, feel free to hit me up! 4y
kymmiesreads @TheReadingMermaid thank you so much! I signed up like two years ago actually but I‘m just now really getting into it. I love the community! Everyone is so sweet! 4y
Andrew65 @kymmiesreads Yey! 🥳😊 4y
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.... and then she met Tim Burton.

#Shock #QuotsySept19 @TK-421

(A day late because I did no. 12 yesterday)

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Sweeney Todd first appeared as a #pennydreadful in 1846/47. #oldcoolbooks @Linsy

GatheringBooks nice! cool trivia! 6y
Linsy So cool!!! 💕 6y
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Bloodthirsty? ✔
Prefers victims to bleed from the neck? ✔
Female bloodthirsty companion? ✔
Pale skin? ✔

Swing your razor wide, Sweeney!
Hold it to the skies!
Freely flows the blood of those who moralize!

#Dracula #MonsterMadness2017 @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻👻🤓 6y
Mommamanzi As someone is the hair and beauty industry should I admit that this part of the movie crosses my mind every once in a while when I get a nasty client? 🤐 6y
TheKidUpstairs @Mommamanzi LOL 😂😂😂😂 I'll be sure to be extra sweet if I ever find myself in your chair! 6y
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