String of Pearls

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 redee...
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Chapters
  1. 01
    01 - The Strange Customer at
    Sweeney Todd's
    23:30
    00:00
  2. 02
    02 - The Spectacle Maker's
    Daughter
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  3. 03
    03 - The Dog and the Hat
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