The Son of the Sun; Or, the Fate of Phaeton. a Classical Burlesque Burletta, in in One Act

The Son of the Sun; Or, the Fate of Phaeton. a Classical Burlesque Burletta, in in One Act

Gilbert Abbott à Beckett / Feb 26, 2020

The Son of the Sun Or the Fate of Phaeton a Classical Burlesque Burletta in in One Act This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc that were either part of the origi

  • Title: The Son of the Sun; Or, the Fate of Phaeton. a Classical Burlesque Burletta, in in One Act
  • Author: Gilbert Abbott à Beckett
  • ISBN: 9781176998223
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923 This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into priThis is a reproduction of a book published before 1923 This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

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      • Gilbert Abbott à Beckett

        Gilbert Abbott Beckett 9 January 1811 30 August 1856 was an English humorist He was born in London, the son of a lawyer, and belonged to a family claiming descent from Thomas Becket He was educated at Westminster School and was called to the bar at Gray s Inn in 1841.He edited the comic paper Figaro in London and was one of the original staff of Punch and a contributor until his death He was an active journalist on The Times and The Morning Herald, contributed a series of light articles to The Illustrated London News, conducted in 1846 The Almanack of the Month and found time to produce some fifty or sixty plays, among them dramatized versions of Charles Dickens s shorter stories, written in collaboration with Mark Lemon He is perhaps best known as the author of Comic History of England, Comic History of Rome, Comic Blackstone, etc He wrote the book for two opera with music composed by his wife Mary Anne Beckett n e Glossop , Agnes Sorrel and Red Riding Hood.As poor law commissioner he presented a valuable report to the Home Secretary regarding the Andover workhouse scandal, and in 1849 he became a metropolitan police magistrate He died in Boulogne sur Mer, France, of typhoid fever and is buried at Highgate Cemetery.His elder brother, Sir William Beckett 1806 1869 , became chief justice of Victoria, Australia He was the father of two other Victorian writers, Gilbert Arthur Beckett and Arthur William Beckett His wife, Mrs G A Beckett 1817 1863 was a composer.


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    1. [These notes were made in 1982; the author's name is Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (no comma); I read it in the [ca. 1834:] original]. As the title may suggest, this is largely made up of some of the most appalling puns, couched in rhyming couplets with intermittent songs to popular airs. With this one, it's quite easy to imagine the jovial (oops-sorry; honest to gods, no pun intended!) spirit in which it must have been mounted. The sort of tomfoolery which one can imagine bored upper-class amateurs [...]


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