Jack the Ripper : a journal of the Whitechapel murders, 1888-1889

by Geary, Rick.

Format: Print Book 1995
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult Graphic Novel YA GEARY Rick
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Graphic Novel
Call Number  YA GEARY Rick
Geary explores the ghastliest and most famous murders of Victorian England. Geary has researched the subject extensively and presents, with his own inimitable tongue-in-cheek style, the Jack The Ripper mystery as told through a journal of a fascinated Englishman of the day. Both factual and darkly funny, Geary shines an ironic light on the repressive society that spawned such a monster and its hypocritical reaction to it.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Rendering the belching chimneys, puzzled bobbies and bewhiskered worthies of Victorian London in brooding b&w panels, Geary revisits the legend of Jack the Ripper in this stylish graphical novel. On the one hand, this is a 19th-century police procedural: in examining the brutal murders of five prostitutes in London's Whitechapel district in 1888, Geary recreates the scene of each gruesomely surgical murder, annotating the evidence, the forensic procedures of the time (some theories held that an image of the murderer remained affixed to the victim's retina) and the eerily conflicting testimony of witnesses. On the other hand, it's a deadpan pulp narrative in the form of a trade comic book in which Geary's haunting drawings unite seamlessly with his moody, well-researched text. As the atrocities mount, the story tracks the public hysteria surrounding the murders, including journalistic excess and rising anti-Semitism. Geary doesn't try to identify ``Saucy Jacky.'' Instead, he taps the legend's powerful mystery and, in the process, the period's social strictures and hypocrisies. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Series Geary, Rick. Treasury of Victorian murder.
#1 - Treasury of Victorian murder
#2 - Jack the Ripper
#3 - The Borden tragedy
#4 - The Fatal bullet
#5 - The Mystery of Mary Rogers
#6 - The Beast of Chicago
#7 - The Murder of Abraham Lincoln
#8 - The Case of Madeleine Smith
Subjects Jack, -- the Ripper -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Serial murders -- England -- London -- Case studies -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Serial murderers -- England -- London -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Whitechapel (London, England) -- History -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Publisher New York :NBM ComicsLit,1995
Language English
Description 64 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page [3]).
ISBN 1561631248 :
Other Classic View