9780358299615-0358299616-The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

ISBN-13: 9780358299615
ISBN-10: 0358299616
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Rubenhold, Hallie
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Mariner Books
Format: Paperback 368 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780358299615
ISBN-10: 0358299616
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Rubenhold, Hallie
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Mariner Books
Format: Paperback 368 pages

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Acknowledged authors Rubenhold, Hallie wrote The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper comprising 368 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0358299616 and 9780358299615. Since then The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.48 or rent at the marketplace.

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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, Elisabeth, 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 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, 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 women.
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