Jack the Ripper and the East End
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Peter Ackroyd is the author of London: The Biography and Shakespeare: The Biography. Clive Bloom is the author of Gothic Horror and Violent London.John Marriott is the editor of six collections on 19th century London. Alex Werner is the curator of the Museum of London's
Anne Kershenis the author of Huguenots, Jews and Bangladeshis in Spitalfields. Louise Jacksonis the author of books on children, women and the police in the 19th century. Laura Vaughan is an expert on poverty in Victorian London.. Clive Bloom is the author of Gothic Horror and Violent London.John Marriott is the editor of six collections on 19th century London. About the AuthorAlex Werner is the curator of the Museum of London's Jack Ripper and the East End exhibition. Peter Ackroyd is the author of London: The Biography and Shakespeare: The Biography
Well-Produced Book of Background Info donbodadonbo The other review of this book on amazon to date, is correct in stating that the name, "Jack the Ripper", is too prominently displayed on the front of the dust jacket, & that the book is much more about the environment & sociology of 1880's Whitechapel, than it is about Jack the Ripper himself. Of course, that prominent placement was done to help sell the book. But taken on its own merits (title aside), it's an excellent, high quality work, presented on glossy pages that allow finely detailed reproduction of the illustrations & photos that dominate this book. The editor doesn't take a stand on the numbers of murders committed.. Paul Sofronoff said Show me the Jack!. The problem with this book is that it prominently displays Jack the Ripper on the front cover in words and image, but the content is overwhelming about the East End of the time. Apart from an introduction by Peter Ackroyd (which contains factual errors) and one chapter, those people looking for a review of the Whitechapel murders would be well advised to look elsewhere.. East end of London stanley adams I was born and grew up in the east end of London and the book is a true reflection of life in the Whitechapel area, life is still the same in that part of London.
How the brutal killings were reported is also examined, as well as how the police tried to identify the murderer. A final section describes how Jack the Ripper has shaped our vision of London, and influenced popular culture.. In 1888, Whitechapel—at the heart of the inner East End—was the most infamous place in the country, widely imagined as a site of the blackest and deepest horror. Its streets and alleys were seen as violent and dangerous, overflowing with poverty and depravity. Aiming to uncover the reality of East End life, this important portrait of the Victorian underworld looks at slum housing, immigration, attitudes to women, poverty, violence, and crime