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Author Mack, Robert L.

Title The wonderful and surprising history of Sweeney Todd : the life and times of an urban legend / Robert L. Mack
Published London ; New York : Continuum, 2007


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Description xx, 375 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Pt. 1. Contexts, Themes and Background -- 1. Du Cote de Chez Todd: Man Eating, Meat Pies and the Macabre -- 2. Aren't There Butchers Enough?: The Roots of Myth and Meaning in the Tale of Sweeney Todd -- 3. Maybe It's Because I'm a Londoner: True Lies and the Life of an Urban Legend -- Pt. 2. Text and Sources -- 4. Fiends in Human Shape: The String of Pearls and the Earliest Histories of Fleet Street's 'Cannibalic Pastries' -- 5. I Shall Have to Polish Him Off: Proto-Myths and Precedents -- Pt. 3. Visions and Revisions -- 6. The Way of All Flesh: Sweeney Todd, Melodrama and the Theatre -- 7. A Proper Artist with a Knife: Sweeney on Celluloid -- 8. Swing Your Razor Wide, Sweeney: Further Adventures of a Legend -- Appendix: Sweeney Todd: A Genealogy, History and Chronology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-364) and index
Subject Prest, Thomas Peckett -- Characters -- Sweeney Todd.
Prest, Thomas Peckett -- Influence.
Todd, Sweeney (Legendary character)
Popular literature -- England -- History and criticism.
LC no. 2007030350
ISBN 9780826497918