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London's Shadows [electronic resource] : The Dark Side of the Victorian City.

By: Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9781847252425Publication details: London : Continuum International Publishing, 2010.ISBN:
  • 9781441119292
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: London's Shadows : The Dark Side of the Victorian CityDDC classification:
  • 364.942109034
LOC classification:
  • HV6950.L7G73 2010
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Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; 1 Creating the 'Myth' of Jack the Ripper; 2 Murder and Mayhem in Victorian London: The Whitechapel Murders of 1888 in Context; 3 East Meets West: The Contrasting Nature of Victorian London and the Mixed Community of the East End; 4 Read All About It! Ripper News and Sensation in Victorian Society; 5 The Bitter Cry of Outcast London: Poverty, Charity and the Fear of Revolution; 6 City of Dreadful Delights: Vice, Prostitution and Victorian Society; 7 Crime and the Criminal Class in Late Victorian London
8 Watching the Detectives: The Police and the Hunt for Jack the Ripper9 London's Shadows: The Darker Side of the Victorian Capital; Notes; Bibliography; Index;
Summary: In 1888 London was the capital of the most powerful empire the world had ever known, and the largest city in Europe. In the west a new city was growing, populated by the middle classes, the epitome of 'Victorian values'. Across the city the situation was very different. The East End of London had long been considered a nether world, a dark and dangerous region outside the symbolic 'walls' of the original City. Using the Whitechapel murders of Jack the Ripper as a focal point, this book explores prostitution and pornography, poverty, revolutionary politics, immigration, the creation of a crimin
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Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; 1 Creating the 'Myth' of Jack the Ripper; 2 Murder and Mayhem in Victorian London: The Whitechapel Murders of 1888 in Context; 3 East Meets West: The Contrasting Nature of Victorian London and the Mixed Community of the East End; 4 Read All About It! Ripper News and Sensation in Victorian Society; 5 The Bitter Cry of Outcast London: Poverty, Charity and the Fear of Revolution; 6 City of Dreadful Delights: Vice, Prostitution and Victorian Society; 7 Crime and the Criminal Class in Late Victorian London

8 Watching the Detectives: The Police and the Hunt for Jack the Ripper9 London's Shadows: The Darker Side of the Victorian Capital; Notes; Bibliography; Index;

In 1888 London was the capital of the most powerful empire the world had ever known, and the largest city in Europe. In the west a new city was growing, populated by the middle classes, the epitome of 'Victorian values'. Across the city the situation was very different. The East End of London had long been considered a nether world, a dark and dangerous region outside the symbolic 'walls' of the original City. Using the Whitechapel murders of Jack the Ripper as a focal point, this book explores prostitution and pornography, poverty, revolutionary politics, immigration, the creation of a crimin