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Hume, Robert,

The hidden lives of Jack the Ripper's victims / Hidden lives of Jack the Rippers victims Robert Hume. - xv, 156 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm

Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-143) and index.

Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly are inextricably linked in history. Their names might not be instantly recognizable, and the identity of their murderer may have eluded detectives and historians throughout the years, but there is no mistaking the infamy of Jack the Ripper. For nine weeks during the autumn of 1888, the Whitechapel Murderer brought terror to London#x92;s East End, slashing women#x92;s throats and disemboweling them. London#x92;s most famous serial killer has been pored over time and again, yet his victims have been sorely neglected, reduced to the simple label: prostitute. The lives of these five women are rags-to-riches-to-rags stories of the most tragic kind. There was a time in each of their lives when these poor women had a job, money, a home and a family. Hardworking, determined and fiercely independent individuals, it was bad luck, or a wrong turn here or there, that left them wretched and destitute. Ignored by the press and overlooked by historians, it is time their stories were told.

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Jack, the Ripper.


Murder victims--History--England--London--19th century.
Serial murders--History--England--London--19th century.


Whitechapel (London, England)--History--19th century.

HV6535.G6 / H86 2019

364.152320922