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The String of Pearls

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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).

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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Genres:

Fiction

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).

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

11h 41m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

35:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

31:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

37:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

45:08


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

15:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

14:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

12:35