Jack the Ripper: The Definitive History
In 1888 the Whitechapel area of London was the scene of some of the most brutal murders ever recorded in history - and yet the case of Jack the Ripper remains unsolved. Steering clear of wild conspiracy theories, and spurious attempts to advance new theories about the identity of the culprit, Paul Begg instead provides the facts behind one of the most infamous and grisly episodes of the Victorian era.
The book is a social history of Victorian East London as it is about the murders themselves. Begg argues that the case excited such interest precisely because of the notoriety of the East End at the time. Chronological coverage includes detailed accounts of the lives of each of the victims and an examination of the police investigation.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - piquant00 - LibraryThing
Currently rereading this book. Every autumn I like to reread one or more of the Jack the Ripper books I own, mainly because I find the subject endlessly fascinating. This 'History' gives a great deal ... Read full review