The Comic History of Rome Beckett s The Comic History of Rome first published in London in is now available in a reprint The author s intent is to combine instruction with amusement Readers will welcome Beckett s humor

  • Title: The Comic History of Rome
  • Author: Gilbert Abbott à Beckett
  • ISBN: 9780865163331
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Paperback
  • Beckett s The Comic History of Rome, first published in London in 1852, is now available in a reprint The author s intent is to combine instruction with amusement Readers will welcome Beckett s humor and witty representation of great chapters of Roman history from the earliest times to the death of Caesar.

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      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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