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Master Snickup's Cloak

(1979)
A Picture Book by

 
 
Master Snickups Cloak is a Medieval moral tale animated by the spirit of Poe and Burroughs. It weaves a web of Gothic horror around a story of childhood love, tragically betrayed.

Alexander Theroux creates a pageant of characters that wittily parodies 20th-century preconceptions of the Dark Ages.

Amongst these characters are the divinely beautiful but mercenary Superfecta; the money-grabbing burgher, Mijnheer van Cats; and Master Snickup himself, wanderer, ascetic and recluse.

Brian Froud's illustrations depict in subtle colors a world teeming with tiny spirits and mutant devils. The text is set as in an antique parchment, a context that perfectly complements Theroux's wryly humorous fable.



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April 1979 : USA Hardback
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Title: Master Snickup's Cloak
Author(s): Alexander Theroux
ISBN: 0-06-014283-9 / 978-0-06-014283-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper & Row
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October 1979 : UK Hardback
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Title: MASTER SNICKUP'S CLOAK
Author(s): Alexander Theroux
ISBN: 0-905895-43-6 / 978-0-905895-43-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paper Tiger
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