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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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In 1888 London was the capital of the most powerful empire the world had ever known, and the largest city in Europe. In the west a new city was growing, populated by the middle classes, the epitome of 'Victorian values'. Across the city the situation was very different. The East End of London had long been considered a nether world, a dark and dangerous region outside the symbolic 'walls' of the original City. Using  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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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 1282821717 9781282821712
OCLC Number: 670428926
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.
Responsibility: Drew Gray.

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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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