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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

Label
The five : the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper
Title
The five
Title remainder
the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper
Statement of responsibility
Hallie Rubenhold
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The untold story of the women killed by Jack the Ripper--and a gripping portrait of Victorian London--[this book] changes the narrative of these murders forever. Polly, Annie, Elisabeth, Catherine, and Mary Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from some of London's wealthiest and poorest neighborhoods, from the factory towns of middle England, and from Wales and Sweden. They wrote ballads, ran coffeehouses, lived on country estates; they breathed ink dust from printing presses and escaped human 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, but it has prevented the real stories of these fascinating women from being told. Now, by drawing on a wealth of formerly unseen archival material and adding full historical context to the victims' 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 women."--Jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DWW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rubenhold, Hallie
Dewey number
362.88
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6535.G6
LC item number
L6578 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jack
  • Murder victims
  • Working class women
  • Whitechapel (London, England)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Label
The five : the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper, Hallie Rubenhold
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Map: The Five's London -- Introduction: A tale of two cities -- Part I: Polly. The blacksmith's daughter ; The Peabody worthies ; An irregular life ; "Houseless creature" -- Part II: Annie. Soldiers and servants ; Mrs. Chapman ; Demon drink ; Dark Annie -- Part III: Elisabeth. The Girl from Torslanda ; Allmän kvinna 97 ; The immigrant ; Long Liz -- Part IV: Kate. Seven sisters ; The ballad of Kate and Tom ; Her sister's keeper ; "Nothing" -- Part V: Mary Jane. Marie Jeanette ; The gay life -- Conclusion: "Just prostitutes" -- A life in objects
Control code
on1141781473
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Mariner books edition
Extent
viii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780358299615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1141781473
Label
The five : the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper, Hallie Rubenhold
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Map: The Five's London -- Introduction: A tale of two cities -- Part I: Polly. The blacksmith's daughter ; The Peabody worthies ; An irregular life ; "Houseless creature" -- Part II: Annie. Soldiers and servants ; Mrs. Chapman ; Demon drink ; Dark Annie -- Part III: Elisabeth. The Girl from Torslanda ; Allmän kvinna 97 ; The immigrant ; Long Liz -- Part IV: Kate. Seven sisters ; The ballad of Kate and Tom ; Her sister's keeper ; "Nothing" -- Part V: Mary Jane. Marie Jeanette ; The gay life -- Conclusion: "Just prostitutes" -- A life in objects
Control code
on1141781473
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Mariner books edition
Extent
viii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780358299615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1141781473

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