Over 100 years have elapsed since what is believed to have been Jack the Ripper's final murder, yet hundreds of books, television programs, and films continue to be produced every year on the subject. Jack the Ripper: Crime Scene Investigation takes readers back to the London of 1888 through unique reconstructions of the Ripper's murders. Detailed crime-scene re-creations, plus thoroughly researched text written by experts, give readers the most complete view to date of the gruesome crimes that shook Victorian society.
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'A must-have addition to the shelves of anyone interested in this iconic Victorian mystery.' Gilda O'Neill, author of "My East End"
'The clearest, most accurate, and most up-to-date account of the Ripper murders, by one of Britain's greatest and most respected experts on the "autumn of terror" in Victorian London.' William D. Rubenstein, Professor of Modern History, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
?One of the most important Ripper releases of the past several years... one of the best overarching accounts of social conditions in London's East End, as well as the history and internal politics of both the police, government and press organizations of the time.? "Casebook: Jack the Ripper"
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.
Paul Begg is one of the world's foremost experts on the case of Jack the Ripper. He is the author of "Jack the Ripper: The Facts," and co-author of "The Jack the Ripper A to Z." He is the Editor of the Ripperologist magazine.About the Author:
Paul Begg is a leading Ripper researcher. He wrote Jack the Ripper: The Facts (2004) and Jack the Ripper: The Definitive History (2004) and co-wrote The Jack the Ripper A to Z. He has appeared on television as an expert on the Ripper, including in Jack the Ripper: An Ongoing Mystery (2000) and The Real Jack the Ripper (2010). He also wrote the documentary Jack the Ripper: The Definitive Story, which aired in 2011 in the UK. John Bennett is the author of E1: A Journey Through Whitechapel and Spitalfields (2008). He is also a teacher and a tour guide, with a special focus on the East End.
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Descrizione libro Andre Deutsch. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0233003622 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.1068903
Descrizione libro Andre Deutsch, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110233003622