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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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. -- Amazon.com
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rubenhold, Hallie
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jack
  • Murder victims
  • Working class women
  • Whitechapel (London, England)
Label
The five : the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper, Hallie Rubenhold
Instantiates
Publication
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 -- Part II: Annie -- Part III: Elisabeth -- Part IV: Kate -- Part V: Mary Jane -- Conclusion: "Just Prostitues" -- A life in objects
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 333 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781328663818
Lccn
2018038562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1050140283
  • (OCoLC)on1050140283
  • 1002893
Label
The five : the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper, Hallie Rubenhold
Publication
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 -- Part II: Annie -- Part III: Elisabeth -- Part IV: Kate -- Part V: Mary Jane -- Conclusion: "Just Prostitues" -- A life in objects
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 333 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781328663818
Lccn
2018038562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1050140283
  • (OCoLC)on1050140283
  • 1002893

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