Hidden Lives in Victorian England

In my final blog for MCPL (my former professional home Montgomery County Public Libraries, Maryland) I discuss The Five, a book about the victims of Jack the Ripper, a wonderful piece of social history that restores dignity to the five women. Other titles explore the Victorian craze for true crime stories and how they influenced some of the great Victorian writers.

Hidden Lives in Victorian England

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2 Responses to Hidden Lives in Victorian England

  1. Kimberly says:

    I like this take for a book. The victims of famous criminals is a great idea. As you say, it restores their humanity!

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  2. Eilene Lyon says:

    Your blog post is an interesting read, as I’m sure are the books you discuss. I’m glad someone made the effort to do that research on Jack’s victims. As for life imitating true crime stories – it seems we still deal with copycat crime regularly.

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