Jack The Ripper and the East End: Introduction by Peter Ackroyd
Random House, 2012 M04 24 - 288 páginas
In 1888, Whitechapel - at the heart of the inner East End - was the most (in)famous 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. This book aims to uncover the reality of East End life. Sections look at slum housing, immigration, attitudes to women, poverty, violence and crime. The book examines how the brutal killings were reported and how the police tried to identify the murderer. A final section shows how Jack the Ripper has shaped our vision of London, and influenced our popular culture.
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I knew that this book wasn’t about the murders or the investigation of Jack the Ripper when I purchased it, but what I didn’t know is that it would be a compilation of mostly dry academic essays and ... Leer comentario completo