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Jack the Ripper and the London Press

By: Curtis, L. Perry, Jr.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285378

ISBN: 0300088728

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 2001 Hard Cover. viii, 354 pp. Press coverage of the 1888 mutilation murders attributed to Jack the Ripper was of necessity filled with gaps and silences, for the killer remained unknown and Victorian journalists had little experience reporting serial murders and sex crimes. This engrossing book examines how fourteen London newspapers?dailies and weeklies, highbrow and lowbrow?presented the Ripper news, in the process revealing much about the social, political, and sexual anxieties of late Victorian Britain and the role of journalists in reinforcing social nor... View more info