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The Terror of St Trinian's and Other Drawings (Penguin Modern Classics)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
TOP 500 REVIEWERon 25 January 2012
This book contains the works of "St Trinians", "from Merry England, etc", "The Hand of Authority", "Souls in Torment", a selection from "Molesworth", and "The Rake's Progress".

Ronald Searle is one of the 20th century's most influential and revered cartoonists. His work influenced Korky Paul and Quentin Blake, and his work on "St Trinians" is similar in style and scope to that of his American contemporary Charles Addams' "Addams Family" cartoons.

"St Trinians" is a one joke cartoon where a gothic girls' boarding school is home to murderous students out the torment their peers while the teachers look on in abject horror - until the reader finds out they're in on it too! The series contains some of his best art and its memorable archness helps make it among his most famous cartoons.

The "Molesworth" selection is great but I highly recommend buying the actual book which is pure magic.

The others were excellent too, especially the "Rake's Progress", a series of short vignettes charting the lives of members of society ("The Artist", "The MP", "The Union Leader", etc.) and contained some great jokes and some strangely un-relatable ones whose humour is lost on this twenty-something but probably not if I were a twenty-something in the 50s/60s.

The art is what's on show in the book and it is deceptively simple and completely unique and inspired. If you're new to Searle I recommend this as it gives the new reader a fine glimpse into the illustrious and illustrative life of one of the best artists England has ever produced.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 5 December 2013
I bought this well known story for the pictures which imaginatively illustrate life in a girls school and the devil in the little devils! Oh to be able to draw like that!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 2 January 2012
A fine book of Searle's witty and well-crafted drawings. It's a useful resource for anyone interested in this style of cartoon illustration.

One reservation: although some of the drawings such as the 'Rake's Progress' series stand well alone, some of the others, like the St Trinian's and Molesworth drawings, lose a bit from being separated from their texts. One of their best features is that they illustrate the text so well.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 16 April 2011
Its a good book but be careful if you bought the other st.trinian's this brings a lot of the same pictures.
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on 14 October 2014
Product as described
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on 26 February 2015
Gorgeous!
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on 10 October 2014
Good book
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