Finish to the adventures of Tom, Jerry, and Logic, in their pursuits through life in and out of London.

Egan, Pierce:

Editore: John Camden Hotten, London n. d. (1869) First published in 1829., 1869
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Titolo: Finish to the adventures of Tom, Jerry, and ...

Casa editrice: John Camden Hotten, London n. d. (1869) First published in 1829.

Data di pubblicazione: 1869

Legatura: Soft cover


XVI, 321 pp. with 36 bright coloured plates by Robert Cruikshank. Mit Titelvignette, 36 kolorierten Tafeln (einschließlich Frontispiz) und einigen Illustrationen im Text. Rebound with new spine, original covers. Corners slightly bumped, covers a little darkened, else very good with crisp pages und plates with bright colours. - Neu eingebunden unter Verwendung der alten Deckel. Sehr schöner, sauberer Zustand, attraktives Expl. mit vielen farbigen Bildtafeln. Pierce Egan (1772–1849) was an early British journalist, sportswriter, and writer on popular culture. He was born in the London suburbs, where he spent his life. By 1812 he had established himself as the country`s leading `reporter of sporting events`, which at the time meant mainly prize-fights and horse-races. The result of these reports, which won him a countrywide reputation for wit and sporting knowledge, appeared in the four volumes of Boxiana, or, Sketches of Modern Pugilism, which appeared, lavishly illustrated, between 1818-24. It was Egan who first defined boxing as the sweet science. In 1821 he announced the publication of a regular journal: Life in London, appearing monthly at a shilling a time. It was to be illustrated by George Cruikshank (1792-1878), who had succeeded the illustrators Hogarth and Rowlandson as London`s leading satirist of urban life. The journal was dedicated to the King, George IV, who at one time had received Egan at court. The first edition of Life in London or, the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, esq., and his elegant friend, Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis appeared on 15 July, 1821. Egan`s creation was an enormous, instant success, with its circulation mounting every month. Pirate versions appeared, featuring such figures as `Bob Tallyho`, `Dick Wildfire` and the like. Print-makers speedily knocked off cuts featuring the various `stars` and the real-life public flocked to the `sporting` addresses that Egan had his heroes frequent. There was a translation into French. At least six plays were based on Egan`s characters, contributing to yet more sales. One of these was exported to America, launching the `Tom and Jerry` craze there. The version created by William Moncrieff (1794-1857) - one of contemporary London`s most successful dramatists and theatrical managers and a man whose knowledge of London and of its slang equalled Egan`s - was praised, not without justification, as `The Beggar`s Opera of its day`. Moncrieff`s production of Tom and Jerry, or, Life in London ran continuously at the Adelphi Theatre for two seasons and it was the dramatist`s work as much as the author`s that did so much to popularize the book`s trademark use of fashionable slang. >Life in London< appeared until 1828, when Egan closed it down. The publisher (and slang lexicographer) John Camden Hotten brought out a reprint in 1869, but the work had already established itself as a literary influence. The rip-roaring world it portrayed undoubtedly prefigures that of Dickens` Pickwick Papers (published just eight years after Tom and Jerry); Cruikshank`s illustrations, of course, helped both men with their success. Nor did `Tom and Jerry` vanish with Egan: the celebrated duo have been perpetuated in Warner Brothers` cartoon cat and mouse and as the male protagonists of BBC television`s Seventies` sitcom The Good Life. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 Oktav 8°. Bound in red cloth, titled and illustrated in gilt on the front cover. Codice inventario libreria 14399

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