Sweeney Todd the Barber

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Sweeney Todd the Barber

Reading experience
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"The favourite literary pabulum of us boys at school, however, was less classical: ""penny bloods"" and other Weeklies issued in penny sheets, such as ""Sweeny Todd the Barber"". Romantic stories of highwaymen circulated freely from boy to boy until reduced to rags: Dick Turpin, Spring-heeled Jack, the gallant Claude Duval, gracefully dancing on the greensward with the ladies he had robbed, Edith the Captive, Edith Heron, with what impatience we awaited the issue of the next number, with what absorbing interest we followed the thrilling adventure!... What it did was to evoke the reading habit, and to one boy at least that was a valuable endowment. Nor did the ""Boys of England"" proffer a much healthier pabulum to the hunger of the young barbarian for extra-lawful adventure. I can even today visualise the number I read with the lovely alliterate title of its opening story, ""Alone in the Pirates" Lair"" - and the front page illustration - Jack Harkaway, sitting before the pirate on the island, open-eyed, drinking in the recital of his hazardous deeds;..."

Source

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Born in 2016

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Accessed on 2019/10/14 22:54:25

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England
Related people
Okey, Thomas
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A basketful of memories: An autobiographical sketch
Related place
England
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Sweeney Todd the Barber

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-12094

Evidence

"The favourite literary pabulum of us boys at school, however, was less classical: ""penny bloods"" and other Weeklies issued in penny sheets, such as ""Sweeny Todd the Barber"". Romantic stories of highwaymen circulated freely from boy to boy until reduced to rags: Dick Turpin, Spring-heeled Jack, the gallant Claude Duval, gracefully dancing on the greensward with the ladies he had robbed, Edith the Captive, Edith Heron, with what impatience we awaited the issue of the next number, with what absorbing interest we followed the thrilling adventure!... What it did was to evoke the reading habit, and to one boy at least that was a valuable endowment. Nor did the ""Boys of England"" proffer a much healthier pabulum to the hunger of the young barbarian for extra-lawful adventure. I can even today visualise the number I read with the lovely alliterate title of its opening story, ""Alone in the Pirates" Lair"" - and the front page illustration - Jack Harkaway, sitting before the pirate on the island, open-eyed, drinking in the recital of his hazardous deeds;..."

Source

A basketful of memories: An autobiographical sketch

Text being read

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Okey, Thomas
Born in 2016

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
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Time of Reading Experience
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EXF1
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England
EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
EuRED : reliability
Notes


How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

A basketful of memories: An autobiographical sketch
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/63471
Accessed on 2019/10/14 22:54:25

Related place
England
Related people
Okey, Thomas
Related text or manuscript
A basketful of memories: An autobiographical sketch
Related place
England
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