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    DescriptionGenuine weirdness is a rare quality. To be truly weird demands character and wanton disregard for the social mores of the day. Unleashed in Tales of the Weirrd is Ralph Steadman's fantastic interpretations and biographies of nineteenth century grotesques, oddities, imposters and eccentrics. The book is a hilarious catalog of nature's freakish humor and, in the best Victorian tradition, it instructs as well as entertains. This crazy collection of dwarfs, and gluttons, wits and water-spouters includes: Charles Charlesworth, who grew a beard at age four and died of old age at the age of seven Old Boots, who could hold a piece of money between his nose and chin Barbara Urselin, the hairy-faced woman Henry Lemoine, an eccentric bookseller Guillaume de Nittis, who tried to eat himself Fakir Agastiya, who kept his arm in the air for ten years Neville Vadio, the blind caricaturist, who was claimed by many to be a better draughtsman than Rembrandt. Tales of the Weirrd is an extraordinary celebration of the bizarre brought to life by the astonishing energy, imagination and power of Ralph Steadman's pen.


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    Title
    Tales of the Weirrd
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ralph Steadman, Illustrated by Ralph Steadman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 229 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 490 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781552976449
    ISBN 10: 1552976440
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    BIC E4L: PAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    DC21: 741.5942
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: JFH
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: HU
    Libri: I-HU
    BISAC V2.8: DES007000
    DC22: 741.5/942
    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: NC1479.S79 A4 2002
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: WH
    Illustrations note
    150 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    FIREFLY BOOKS LTD
    Imprint name
    FIREFLY BOOKS LTD
    Publication date
    29 September 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Ontario
    Author Information
    Ralph Steadman's illustrations have appearing in newspapers, magazines and dozens of books including Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," "Animal Farm," "Alice in Wonderland" and "Sigmund Freud." He recently traveled the world's vineyards and distilleries for "Oddbins," which culminated in his two prize-winning books, "The Grapes of Ralph" and "Still Life With Bottle." He has an Honorary D. Litt from the University of Kent. He has won numerous awards including the W.H. Smith Illustration Award and was named Illustrator of the Year by the American Institute of Graphic Arts in 1979.