From hell: being a melodrama in sixteen parts

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Eddie Campbell Comics, 1999 - Fiction - 560 pages
Legendary comics writer Alan Moore and artist Eddie Campbell have created a gripping, hallucinatory piece of crime fiction about Jack the Ripper. Detailing the events that led up to the Whitechapel murders and the cover-up that followed, From Hell has become a modern masterpiece of crime noir and historical fiction.

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Mary Kelly was just an unusually determined suicide. Why don't we leave it there? Well, that was that. From Hell is overflowing with sublime images, there is also a strident lyricism to the prose, My ... Read full review

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A tough read, but I'm also glad I persisted. I don't know if I'd call this my *favorite* Moore, but at this point I think it's definitely his best. I don't know if I'll ever get the story out of my head. Read full review


What doth the Lord require of thee?
The apprehensions of Mr Lees

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About the author (1999)

As Campbell fans worldwide might expect, it's not enough for him to give us a breathless adventure, he's at his characteristic mischief, piling on wry allusions and hidden wonders in every page. Take for instance these various circus acts, the elastic woman, the man of fire -- here are the prototypes of every classic comics superhero. Leotard's first company is even called "Le Quartette Fantastique"! And watch the very end for the last Leotard circus show, when in 1932 Ohio, two Jewish kids in the audience are busy drawing the circus Strongman, in his tight fitting leotard and flowing red cape....

Eddie Campbell is the acclaimed artist behind From Hell, for which he won the Ignatz award for Outstanding Graphic Novel and the Eisner award for Best Graphic Album. In 2001, From Hell was made into a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp.

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