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String of Pearls, The

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Book Id: WPLBN0002950774
Format Type: Mp3 eBook :
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Reproduction Date: 2008

Title: String of Pearls, The  
Author: Unknown
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Mystery, Horror/Ghost stories
Collections: Audio Books Collection, String of Pearls, The
Historic
Publication Date:
1846
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

Description
The tale of Sweeney Todd has had many incarnations, most famously the stage and movie musical by Stephen Sondheim. But it all started in 1846 with a serialized telling of the story titled “The String of Pearls” in the weekly magazine “The People's Periodical and Family Library”. Called by some a romance, by others a horror story, it is one of the earliest murder mysteries. In “The String of Pearls”, Sweeney Todd is less sympathetic than in some of his later incarnations – a perfect villain, totally self-seeking with no redeeming qualities. How the deeds of Todd are uncovered and how he is brought to justice make a most intriguing tale, but one probably not suited for the very young and certainly not for the squeamish. (Summary by John Lieder).

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Electronic recorded live performance of a reading

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Mystery, Horror/Ghost stories

 

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