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The Five [sound recording] / by Hallie Rubenhold.

Rubenhold, Hallie. (Author). Brealey, Louise (Narrator). TEI Landmark Audio. (Added Author). High Bridge Company (Added Author). Read by Louise Brealey. (Cast).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library CDBOOK 362.88 R (Text) 39493107302087 Adult Audiobook Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781684573998 :
  • ISBN: 1684573998
  • Physical Description: 9 sound discs (10.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
    sound disc
    sound recording
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: High Bridge Company; Indianapolis, IN : Distributed by TEI Landmark Audio, p2020.

Content descriptions

General Note: Compact disc media.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Louise Brealey.
Summary, etc.: 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, 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 a woman.
Subject: Jack the Ripper
Murder victims England London Biography
Working class women England London Social conditions 19th century
Whitechapel (London, England) History 19th century
Genre: Audiobooks.

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