- Paperback: 560 pages
- Publisher: Robinson; 2Rev Ed edition (21 Feb. 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1841193976
- ISBN-13: 978-1841193977
- Product Dimensions: 20 x 3.6 x 14.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,799 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Complete History of Jack the Ripper Paperback – 21 Feb 2002
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'The book's reputation is well deserved, so you should seize this additional opportunity of acquiring your own copy at a very reasonable price.' -- Fortean Times, August, 2002
A comprehensive account of London's celebrated East End killer, revised and updated.See all Product Description
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This book is indeed a comprehensive account of the surviving documentary evidence on the Whitechapel murders, starting out with an open, balanced and factual view rather than with a conclusion to be proven.
Sugden chronicles each of the murders in detail, talking a little also of the relevant social factors within the community, as well as the contemporary politics working within and around the investigation. He concludes by providing an interesting analysis of the case against each of the favourite Ripper candidates.
My only criticism of his approach, is that for Ripper amateurs such as myself, who are less familiar with the incidents, it is easy to become lost amongst the facts of different murders. There is little overview of the case and sometimes it becomes difficult to see how the facts are associated to one another, in order to build a case within one's own mind.
Nevertheless, this is an excellent compilation of the facts of the Ripper case. Sugden is balanced and does not resort to grandiose claims of having solved the mystery, instead meticulously tackling the facts on their own merit. Although its strength is in the comprehensive detail, those new to the subject might be wary that this in itself might be a disadvantage to them.
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I had been looking for a definitive work on these famous murders when a close friend recommended this book. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
Absolutely comprehensive and written with an open-mind. No trying to steer the reader in a preconceived direction.Published 4 months ago by JackR
I really enjoyed this book, a bit long winded but like another reviewer says "it gives a good insight to the victorian world" !!Published 8 months ago by steven low
If you want to start studying the subject of Jack the Ripper, then start here. One of the best books on the Ripper.Published 12 months ago by Will
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