A sensational story of murder and pie-making, Sweeney Todd is a classic of British horror writing, widely adapted in print and on stage. The original tale of Sweeney Todd, first published under the title The String Of Pearls (1846) combines the story of Todd’s grisly method of robbing and dispatching his victims – by way of Mrs. Lovett’s meat pies – with a romantic sub-plot involving deception, disguise and detective work, set against the backdrop of London’s dark and unsavory streets. This edition offers the original story with all its atmospheric Victorian trimmings. The story of Todd’s murderous partnership with pie-maker Margery Lovett – at once inconceivably unpalatable and undeniably compelling –¬† is not only about murder and meat-pies, but highlights how industrialisation removed many employment opportunities and the plight of the poor of Victorian London. Cover shows Johnny Depp in his iconic role as Sweeney Todd, the Demon¬† Barber…