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

Hallie Rubenhold


9781328663818

Houghton Mifflin


Biography;
Biography: general;
British & Irish history;
Social & cultural history;
Gender studies: women


Hardback

352 pages

$48.95
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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, 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.

By:   Hallie Rubenhold
Imprint:   Houghton Mifflin
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 231mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 36mm
Weight:   567g
ISBN:   9781328663818
ISBN 10:   1328663817
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

HALLIE RUBENHOLD, a social historian and frequent consultant for period dramas, is the author of The Covent Garden Ladies, the inspiration for the Hulu series Harlots, and The Scandalous Lady W. She is also the author of the historical novels Mistress of My Fate and The French Lesson.


Deeply researched and powerfully told, The Five unearths the truth behind the Victorian Age's most sensational crime: the 1888 murder spree of Jack the Ripper. Hallie Rubenhold reaches beyond 130 years' worth of lurid headlines and misleading reports to humanize the victims and explore their lives--and tragic, untimely deaths. The Five is a coruscating gem of a book, as necessary as it is compelling. --Karen Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

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