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London's shadows : the dark side of the Victorian city

Author: Drew D Gray
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2010.
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Offers an account of the hidden world of Victorian London. Focusing on the Whitechapel murders of Jack the Ripper, this book explores prostitution and pornography, poverty, revolutionary politics,  Read more...

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Gray, Drew D.
London's shadows.
London ; New York : Continuum, 2010
(OCoLC)466343992
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Drew D Gray
ISBN: 9781441119292 1441119299
OCLC Number: 670428926
Description: 1 online resource (280 p.) : ill.
Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Murder and mayhem in Victorian London; Chapter 3: East meets West - the contrasting nature of Victorian London; Chapter 4: Read all about it! Ripper news and sensation in Victorian society; Chapter 5: The Bitter Cry of Outcast London - poverty, charity and the fear of revolution; Chapter 6: City of Dreadful Delights - vice, prostitution and Victorian society; Chapter 7: Crime and the criminal class; Chapter 8: Watching the detectives - the Police and the hunt for Jack the Ripper; Chapter 9: London's shadows.
Responsibility: Drew Gray.

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A scholarly work, drawing on a wide range of sources, but it's also very readable. It provides a welcome and sensible counterbalance to the endless titles about 'ripperology' with its focus on the Read more...

 
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