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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Gray, Drew D.
London ; New York : Continuum, 2010
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Drew D Gray
|ISBN:||9781441119292 1441119299 1282821717 9781282821712|
|Description:||1 online resource (280 pages) : illustrations|
|Contents:||Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; 1 Creating the 'Myth' of Jack the Ripper; 2 Murder and Mayhem in Victorian London: The Whitechapel Murders of 1888 in Context; 3 East Meets West: The Contrasting Nature of Victorian London and the Mixed Community of the East End; 4 Read All About It! Ripper News and Sensation in Victorian Society; 5 The Bitter Cry of Outcast London: Poverty, Charity and the Fear of Revolution; 6 City of Dreadful Delights: Vice, Prostitution and Victorian Society; 7 Crime and the Criminal Class in Late Victorian London. 8 Watching the Detectives: The Police and the Hunt for Jack the Ripper9 London's Shadows: The Darker Side of the Victorian Capital; Notes; Bibliography; Index.|
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