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by Thomas Preskett Prest

eBook Penguin Pocket Classics the String of Pearls: A Romance (Penguin Classic Romance Thillers) epub
  • ISBN: 0141192348
  • Author: Thomas Preskett Prest
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Classics
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Classic (April 27, 2010)
  • ePUB size: 1377 kb
  • FB2 size 1481 kb
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Thomas Preskett Prest (probable dates 1810-1859) was a British hack writer, journalist and musician.

Thomas Preskett Prest (probable dates 1810-1859) was a British hack writer, journalist and musician. He was a prolific producer of penny dreadfuls. He is now remembered as the creator of the fictional Sweeney Todd, the 'demon barber' immortalized in his The String of Pearls: A Romance. The author, Thomas Preskett Prest, was a hack writer, and his novel a penny dreadful, the lowest form of mass-market literature in the nineteenth century.

The String of Pearls: A Romance - The Original Sweeney Todd. For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more. Thomas Preskett Prest. Beware the blood-soaked razor of Sweeney Todd, demon barber of Fleet Street! Johanna Oakley's lover, Mark, has gone missing in suspicious circumstances. Thomas Preskett Prest (probable dates 1810-1859) was a British hack writer, journalist and musician.

Thomas Preskett Prest. Mass Market Paperback published 2010-01-28 in United Kingdom by Pocket Penguin Classics. And the man who was meant to deliver Mark's last gift to her, a string of pearls, has gone missing too – last seen entering the barber-shop of Sweeney Todd. Alert if: New Price below.

The String of Pearls book. It can be found online and is a great read for anyone interested enough. The String of Pearls: A Romance is the title of a fictional story first published as a penny dreadful serial from 1846–47. The original Penny Dreadful book, and only the original  . The main antagonist of the story is Sweeney Todd, "the Demon Barber of Fleet Street", who here makes his literary debut.

Books related to The String of Pearls: A Romance - The Original . Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber (Fantasy and Horror Classics). More by Thomas Preskett Prest. Penguin Books Ltd. Release Date: January 28, 2010.

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Beware the blood-soaked razor of Sweeney Todd, demon barber of Fleet Street! Johanna Oakley's lover, Mark, has gone missing in suspicious circumstances. And the man who was meant to deliver Mark's last gift to her, a string of pearls, has gone missing too - last seen entering the barber-shop of Sweeney Todd

Beware the blood-soaked razor of Sweeney Todd, demon barber of Fleet Street! Johanna Oakley's lover, Mark, has gone missing in suspicious circumstances. And the man who was meant to deliver Mark's last gift to her, a string of pearls, has gone missing too - last seen entering the barber-shop of Sweeney Todd. In desperation, Johanna decides to dress up as a boy in order to gain access to Todd's premises. There, in a fetid underground crypt, she will discover the grisly truth about what has really happened to Sweeney Todd's unsuspecting customers - and what they have to do with Mrs Lovett, famed maker of the most delicious pies in London ...
Comments: (3)
Rainbearer
Almost everyone knows Sweeny Todd from a play, a movie or at the very least a movie trailer. Among the most famous serial killers in the history of crime, he became an early urban legend. Nineteenth-century nursery maids would control naughty children with threats of Sweeney Todd coming to get them.

The most influential account of the demon barber's story appeared in the novel String of Pearls, published in 1846, forty-five years after the trial of Sweeney Todd. The author, Thomas Preskett Prest, was a hack writer, and his novel a penny dreadful, the lowest form of mass-market literature in the nineteenth century.

But literary standards were higher in those days, and even the potboilers could be pretty good. For the most part, The String of Pearls is quite well written. Prest only falls into platitudes in the sentimental scenes. Otherwise he has a positive genius for describing evildoers at work in terrifying settings.

Prest is so skilled at building tension with horrific little details that it doesn't really matter that you know the outcome. It's great fun to watch the various characters observing the repulsive barber, their suspicious deepening. And you can almost feel yourself choking on Mrs. Lovett's "savory, delightful, gushing gravy pies" of questionable ingredients.

For an experience of the tremors felt by Victorian readers as they devoured the sensational literature of their age, you can't do better than to read The String of Pearls. It's the quintessential example of a cheap thriller so thrilling it became a classic.
Not-the-Same
Generally not a fan of Gothic fiction but I enjoyed this novel a good deal. The long dramatic sections which feature Johanna are tedious but the rest is enjoyable.
Twentyfirstfinger
Still reading, but it is very useful in my needs
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