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Jack the Ripper and the London press

Author: L Perry Curtis
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines how the London newspapers presented the Riper news, and in the process, revealed much about the social, political and secual anxieties of late Victorian Britain and the role of journalists in reinforcing social norms.
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Named Person: Jack, the Ripper.; Jack, the Ripper.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: L Perry Curtis
ISBN: 0300088728 9780300088724
OCLC Number: 46866202
Description: viii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Whitechapel murders: a chronicle --
Images and realities of the East End --
The theory and practice of Victorian journalism --
Sensation news --
Victorian murder news --
The first two murders --
The double event --
The pursuit of angles --
The Kelly reportage --
The inquests: reporting the female body --
Responses to Ripper news: letters to the editor --
The cultural politics of Ripper news.
Responsibility: L. Perry Curtis, Jr.

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The story of Fleet Street's construction of the "Jack the Ripper" murders. It examines how 14 daily and weekly newspapers - including two East End "weeklies" - featured news of Jack the Ripper, in  Read more...

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"An excellent book that offers a new angle on an always fascinating subject." John Davis, Queen's College, Oxford

 
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