- Taschenbuch: 259 Seiten
- Verlag: Tales of Mystery & the Superna; Auflage: Revised. (5. Juli 2010)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1840226323
- ISBN-13: 978-1840226324
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 12,4 x 1,8 x 19,6 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 195.711 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Sweeney Todd: The String of Pearls (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 5. Juli 2010
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The authorship is a bit of a mystery. Thomas Peckett Prest was known as the "king of the bloods," although many scholars attribute the story to James Malcolm Rymer, an equally famous writer of penny dreadfuls. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.
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I was very excited when I was offered to read this novel. I have watched the cinematic adaptation that although very entertaining is more of a revamped lite version of this story but I am happy I watched that version before reading this novel because I dare say I prefer the original story to any movie. The characters are evil and ugly, there is no redemption to be found here and I dare anyone to fall in love with or find sympathy for this edition of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The only negatives in this tale I can say that somewhat irritated me but may be explained by modern sensibilities was the repetitive scenes and speeches. This again may be forgiven because this story was originally a part of a series, so perhaps they repeated scenes for the benefit if a reader wasn’t already following and just started reading; still for the modern reader it can get a little dull and patience is required (so fair warning). If you wish to read this dark entertaining book remember it is a romance so some scenes may seem out of place but those don’t last long, again patience is needed. Finally I must note of the black humor in Sweeney Todd: The String of Pearls, I know I’m not alone in those personalities who appreciate a good dark joke and certain chapters in this book are strung with them, so enjoy and have some pork and veal pie while you’re reading this exceptional romantic mystery.
* I would like to thank Dover Publications and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and enjoy SWEENEY TODD The String of Pearls
The Original Victorian Classic
Sweeney Todd is the quintessential penny dreadful: lurid tales published serially for the newly literate classes in the mid 1800's. I know the Sondheim musical well and I had the images of Len Cariou and Angela Lansbury burnt into my brain, so at first it was hard to picture the characters as described by the authors. Like the introduction to this new version says, we are now used to handsome, charismatic villains. The Sweeney we find in the novel is ugly, disgusting and scary. Mrs. Lovett is only a secondary character. The story is quite different from what we’re used to, so it is interesting to read the original text – even in I was a little disappointed. Like with Dracula, I like the subsequent versions so much that the original paled in comparison. I knew it would be melodramatic, but I didn’t expect it to be so repetitive. I found some parts a little boring. Other parts were gothic and creepy and a lot of fun so, even if irregular, it is a good read for fans of horror novels.
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