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The Resource The five : the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper, Hallie Rubenhold

The five : the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper, Hallie Rubenhold

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The five : the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper
Title
The five
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the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper
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Hallie Rubenhold
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Language
eng
Summary
Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London'the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper. Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden, and Wales. They wrote ballads, ran coffee houses, lived on country estates, they breathed ink-dust from printing presses and escaped people-traffickers. What they had in common was the year of their murders: 1888. The person responsible was never identified, but the character created by the press to fill that gap has become far more famous than any of these five women. For more than a century, newspapers have been keen to tell us that "the Ripper" preyed on prostitutes. Not only is this untrue, as historian Hallie Rubenhold has discovered, it has prevented the real stories of these fascinating women from being told. Now, in this devastating narrative of five lives, Rubenhold finally sets the record straight, revealing a world not just of Dickens and Queen Victoria, but of poverty, homelessness and rampant misogyny. They died because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time'but their greatest misfortune was to be born a woman
Biography type
collective biography
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DLC
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Rubenhold, Hallie
Dewey number
362.88
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6535.G6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Jack
  • Jack
  • Murder victims
  • Working class women
  • Murder victims
  • Working class women
  • Whitechapel (London, England)
  • England
  • England
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The five : the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper, Hallie Rubenhold
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781328664082
Lccn
2018041373
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • n
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4123408f-5846-4011-b021-a95c61bc8c86
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)1050143595
  • (OCoLC)on1050143595
  • 1473238
Label
The five : the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper, Hallie Rubenhold
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781328664082
Lccn
2018041373
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4123408f-5846-4011-b021-a95c61bc8c86
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1050143595
  • (OCoLC)on1050143595
  • 1473238

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