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Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of fleet street, edited by Robert L. Mack

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Summary
Both gleeful and ghoulish, the original tale of Sweeney Todd, first published under the title The String of Pearls, combines the story of Todd's grisly method of robbing and dispatching his victims--by way of Mrs. Lovett's meat pies--with a romantic sub-plot involving deception, disguise, and detective work, set against the backdrop of London's dark and unsavory streets. Features an introduction and explanatory notes
Table Of Contents
Select Chronology -- Map: Sweeney Todd's London -- Sweeney Todd -- 1. Strange Customer at Sweeney Todd's -- 2. Spectacle-Maker's Daughter -- 3. Dog and the Hat -- 4. Pie-shop in Bell-yard -- 5. Meeting in the Temple -- 6. Conference, and the Fearful Narration in the Garden -- 7. Barber and the Lapidary -- 8. Thieves' Home -- 9. Johanna at Home, and the Resolution -- 10. Colonel and his Friend -- 11. Stranger at Lovett's -- 12. Resolution Come to by Johanna Oakley -- 13. Johanna's Interview with Arabella Wilmot, and the Advice -- 14. Tobias's Threat, and its Consequences -- 15. Second Interview between Johanna and the Colonel in the Temple-gardens -- 16. Barber Makes Another Attempt to Sell the String of Pearls -- 17. Great Change in the Prospects of Sweeney Todd -- 18. Tobias's Adventures during the Absence of Sweeney Todd -- 19. Strange Odour in Old St. Dunstan's Church -- 20. Sweeney Todd's Proceedings Consequent upon the Departure of Tobias -- 21. Misadventure of Tobias. -- The Mad-House on Peckham Rye -- 22. Mad-House Cell -- 23. New Cook to Mrs Lovett Gets Tired of his Situation -- 24. Night at the Mad-House -- 25. Mr Fogg's Story at the Mad-House to Sweeney Todd -- 26. Colonel Jeffery Makes Another Effort to Come at Sweeney Todd's Secret -- 27. Tobias Makes an Attempt to Escape from the Mad-House -- 28. Mad-House Yard, and Tobias's New Friend -- 29. Consultation of Colonel Jeffery with the Magistrate -- 30. Tobias's Escape from Mr Fogg's Establishment -- 31. Rapid Journey to London of Tobias -- 32. Announcement in Sweeney Todd's Window. Johanna Oakley's Adventure -- 33. Discoveries in the Vaults of St Dunstan's -- 34. Johanna Alone. -- The Secret -- Mr Todd's Suspicions. -- The Mysterious Letter -- 35. Sweeney Todd Commences Clearing the Road to Retirement -- 36. Last Batch of the Delicious Pies -- 37. Prisoner's Plan of Escape from the Pies -- 38. Sweeney Todd Shaves a Good Customer. -- The Arrest
Language
eng
Literary Form
fiction
Physical Description
xxxvii, 300 pages, illustrations, 1 map, 20 cm
Isbn
9780196543444

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