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Jack the Ripper

The Facts

Rev Ed edition
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This edition published in by Robson Books

Written in English

550 pages

England in the 1880s was a society in transition, shedding the skin of Victorianism and moving towards a more modern age. Promiscuity, moral decline, prostitution, unemployment, poverty, police inefficiency… all these things combined to create a feeling of uncertainty and fear.

The East End of London became the focus of that fear. Here lived the uneducated, poverty-ridden and morally destitute masses. When Jack the Ripper walked onto the streets of the East End he came to represent everything that was wrong with the area and with society as a whole. He was fear in a human form, an unknown lurker in the shadows who could cross boundaries and kill.

Jack the Ripper: The Definitive History is not yet another attempt to identify the culprit. Instead, the book sets the murders in their historical context, examining in depth what East London was like in 1888, how it came to be that way, and how events led to one of the most infamous and grisly episodes of the Victorian era.

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Jack the Ripper: The Facts
May 2004, Robson Books
Hardcover in English - Rev Ed edition
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Jack the Ripper: The Definitive History
December 15, 2004, Longman
Paperback in English - Rev. Pbk. Ed edition
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Jack the Ripper: The Definitive History
November 21, 2002, Longman
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Jack the Ripper - The definitive history

First published in 1988



Work Description

England in the 1880s was a society in transition, shedding the skin of Victorianism and moving towards a more modern age. Promiscuity, moral decline, prostitution, unemployment, poverty, police inefficiency… all these things combined to create a feeling of uncertainty and fear.

The East End of London became the focus of that fear. Here lived the uneducated, poverty-ridden and morally destitute masses. When Jack the Ripper walked onto the streets of the East End he came to represent everything that was wrong with the area and with society as a whole. He was fear in a human form, an unknown lurker in the shadows who could cross boundaries and kill.

Jack the Ripper: The Definitive History is not yet another attempt to identify the culprit. Instead, the book sets the murders in their historical context, examining in depth what East London was like in 1888, how it came to be that way, and how events led to one of the most infamous and grisly episodes of the Victorian era.

Classifications

Library of Congress HV6535.G6 L618 1989

Jack the Ripper

The Facts

Rev Ed edition

This edition published in by Robson Books


The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
550
Dimensions
9.2 x 6.3 x 1.9 inches
Weight
2.3 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL8628764M
ISBN 10
1861056877
ISBN 13
9781861056870
OCLC/WorldCat
224065304
Library Thing
1240835
Goodreads
62174

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