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The News From Whitechapel: Jack The Ripper In The Daily Telegraph

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"Early yesterday morning a horrible murder was discovered in Bucks-row, a narrow passage running out of Thames-street, Whitechapel."--The Daily Telegraph, Saturday, 1 September 1888. This text is an annotated transcription of the articles that detailed the Jack the Ripper murders as they were reported by The Daily Telegraph, the worlds largest-selling daily newspaper in 18 ...more
Paperback, 237 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by McFarland & Company
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Nov 29, 2008 Rose rated it 5 of 5 stars
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In recent years the market has been glutted by books that claim to be the final word on Jack the Ripper’s identity. (I haven’t been convinced by any of them yet.) Once in awhile, however, we get a rare gem that just presents the known facts, without the author’s pet theory ebbing below the surface. The News from Whitechapel is one of these.

You won’t find any whispers of murderous Freemasons, homicidal artists, or syphilitic princes in this volume. The News from Whitechapel is a transcription of
Katherine Addison
This book is for you if you want primary sources and you are either:

(A) interested in Jack the Ripper
(B) interested in Victorian journalism.

Otherwise, this book is probably NOT for you, since it is a compilation of the Daily Telegraph's coverage of the five canonical murders of Jack the Ripper (Nichols, Chapman, Stride, Eddowes, Kelly). The editors have included commentaries about each murder, which I found to be little more than a distraction, but might be helpful for someone just getting their
Alexia McCabe
Fascinating look at Victorian London.
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