Public Reactions to Jack the Ripper by Stephen, P Ryder - PDF and EPUB eBook
The Whitechapel murders forever altered London society, and nowhere can these changes be better seen than in this collection of...
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Details of Public Reactions to Jack the Ripper
- Exact title of the book
- Public Reactions to Jack the Ripper
- Book author
- Stephen, P Ryder
- Book edition
- Number of pages
- 256 pages
- April 8th 2006 by Inklings Press
- File size (in PDF)
- 1024 kB
Some brief overview of book
The Whitechapel murders forever altered London society, and nowhere can these changes be better seen than in this collection of letters to the editor sent by the reading public to the major newspapers of the day. Some writers offered advice on who the killer was and how to capture him. Others threw criticism toward the press and police.
Still others used the murders to draw attention to the deplorable social conditions that prevailed in London's East End. These were the real-life issues raised by the Jack the Ripper murders, given voice by those who experienced the panic first-hand. More than 220 letters published between August and December 1888 are reproduced in Public Reactions to Jack the Ripper, each indexed by subject and author and with extensive annotations and illustrations throughout.
The editor of this volume, Stephen P. Ryder, is founder and executive editor of Casebook: Jack the Ripper, the authoritative website devoted to the murders.