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The book of extraordinary deaths : true accounts of ill-fated lives

Author: Cecilia Ruiz
Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A welcome dose of dark humor for these dark times, from acclaimed illustrator Cecilia Ruiz. The Book of Extraordinary Deaths introduces readers to the bizarre demises of thinkers, writers, monarchs, artists, and notable nobodies throughout history. Beginning in the seventh century BC with the unusual death of Draco and journeying chronologically to the present day, Ruiz's playfully sinister giftbook illustrates and
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Genre/Form: History
Humor
Illustrated works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cecilia Ruiz
ISBN: 039918404X 9780399184048
OCLC Number: 1022206748
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 15 x 23 cm
Responsibility: Cecilia Ruiz.

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"A welcome dose of dark humor for these dark times, from acclaimed illustrator Cecilia Ruiz. The Book of Extraordinary Deaths introduces readers to the bizarre demises of thinkers, writers, monarchs, artists, and notable nobodies throughout history. Beginning in the seventh century BC with the unusual death of Draco and journeying chronologically to the present day, Ruiz's playfully sinister giftbook illustrates and describes the infamous deaths of these unfortunate souls. From stories of the hot-air balloon duel that claimed a Frenchman's life to the fatal wardrobe malfunction of famed dancer Isadora Duncan, The Book of Extraordinary Deaths is a uniquely clever and gorgeously rendered meditation on life's ironies and mysteries. With Ruiz's witty descriptions and rich, captivating illustrations, her characters come to life on the page even as they shuffle off this mortal coil."--Publisher's website.

Ruiz condenses the details of famous deaths to three lines or less, and accompanies each with a drawing. In doing so she provides a clever meditation on life's ironies and mysteries. -- adapted from publisher info and perusal of book.

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