Jack the Ripper: Letters from Hell

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The History Press, Feb 20, 1997 - True Crime - 224 pages
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The name 'Jack the Ripper' is instantly recognised throughout the world, yet many people probably don't know that the famous nickname first appeared in a letter or that this was where the whole legend of Jack the Ripper really began. This title poses a controversial question: was 'Jack the Ripper' merely a press invention?
 

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The Whitechapel murders of 1888 captured the public's attention not only for their ferocity but for an almost theatrical aspect in the form of letters from the purported killer. Evans and Skinner here ... Read full review

Contents

Dedication Acknowledgements Foreword
Introduction
PART ONE Contents
Fifteen more and I give myself up
Yours truly Jack the Ripper
The Writing on the Wall
Ripperism
The Enterprising London Journalists
Im still knocking about Down Whitechapel
Good Bye old fellow til i return
They summoned the spirit
The City Letters
The Alienist
A View from Fleet Street
The Mysteries of McCormick
A secret diary of Dr Thomas Dutton

A Letter From hell
Most unwomanly
I will rip a few more
Im Jack
Suspects
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