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The Pythons: Autobiography by the Pythons
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Griffin
Publication date November 15, 2005
Pages 359
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780312311452
ISBN-10 0312311451
Dimensions 1 by 7.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 2.45 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $19.95
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Summary
Personal anecdotes, humorous reminiscences, and more than one thousand photographs and illustrations celebrate the popular comedy troupe that began in 1969.
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Over thirty years ago, a group of five Englishmen and one wayward American, re-wrote the rules of comedy. Monty Python's Flying Circus, an unheralded, previously unseen and practically unprogrammed half hour of sketches, hilarities, inanities and animations first appeared on the BBC late one night in 1969. Its impact on the world has been felt ever since.

From its humble beginnings as late night entertainment on a British TV channel that went off the air before midnight, it blossomed into arguably the most influential movement in modern comedy. They found the Holy Grail, they detailed the life of the Savior-also-ran Brian, and when we were lost, they explained The Meaning of Life.

Now, those purveyors of dead parrots and silly walks are going to tell us something more: Their story. In their own, intimate, never before heard words.

The Pythons by The Pythons is the definitive word on all things Pythonesque (the only word invented by a modern comedian which is listed in the Oxford English Dictionary.) 30 years of insight, hindsight, and bad sight - now told for the first time. Stuff they're never remembered before alongside stories they'd forgotten to say, coupled with things they couldn't say then and even more things they can't pronounce now (with a healthy dollop of things they would never have said in the first place if any others had been in the room at the time.)

The Pythons by The Pythons is a unique look at arguably the most important comic team of the modern age, lavishly illustrated with 1000 photographs and illustrations, many culled from the teams' own personal collections, many seen here for the first time. A tome, a tombstone, the definitive word on all things Python, as told by all things Python - do you want Spam with that?



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780312311445 Book cover for 9780752852935 Book cover for 9781409153528
 
With Eric Idle | from Orion Pub Co (May 22, 2014); titled "The Pythons' Autobiography by the Pythons"
9781409153528 | details & prices | 360 pages | List price $30.95
About: This is the definitive, the official, the most lavish, the completely-different-to-anything-done-before Pythons' autobiography, reissued to coincide with the eagerly anticipated live shows at the O2 in 2014.
With Bob McCabe | 1 edition from Thomas Dunne Books (October 1, 2003)
9780312311445 | details & prices | 368 pages | 10.25 × 12.00 × 1.75 in. | 5.80 lbs | List price $60.00
About: Personal ancedotes, humorous reminiscences, and more than 1,000 photographs and illustrations celebrate the comedy troupe's thirty-fourth anniversary.
With Eric Idle, Chapman | from Gardners Books (September 25, 2003); titled "The Pythons' Autobiography by the Pythons"
9780752860442 | details & prices | 360 pages | List price $332.45
About: Over thirty years ago, a group of five Englishmen - and one wayward American - rewrote the rules of comedy.
With Eric Idle | from Orion Pub Co (September 15, 2003); titled "The "Pythons" Autobiography by the "Pythons""
9780752852935 | details & prices | 360 pages | 10.50 × 12.75 × 1.50 in. | 3.90 lbs | List price $53.50
About: Over 30 years ago, a group of five Englishmen - and one wayward American - rewrote the rules of comedy with an unheralded half-hour show of sketches, hilarities, inanities and animations.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780312311452
 
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from Griffin (November 15, 2005)
9780312311452 | details & prices | 359 pages | 7.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 2.45 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Personal anecdotes, humorous reminiscences, and more than one thousand photographs and illustrations celebrate the popular comedy troupe that began in 1969.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780752860657
 
With Eric Idle, Bob McCabe | from Orion Pub Co (December 10, 2003); titled "The "Pythons" Autobiography by the "Pythons""
9780752860657 | details & prices | 5.50 × 4.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $17.90
About: In this title, all surviving Pythons have agreed to re-create the story of Monty Python's Flying Circus and the 'genius' who created it.

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