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    Jack the Ripper's Secret Confession (Paperback) By (author) David Monaghan, By (author) Nigel Cawthorne

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    DescriptionWhile Jack the Ripper spread fear throughout the East End of London in 1888, another man stalked the streets hunting flesh. He called himself 'Walter'. He was a rapist, voyeur, and fetishist obsessed with prostitutes. Walter was not only a wealthy man, but a literary one. In the same year as the Ripper killings, Walter first printed up his vast memoir of sex and perversion under the title "My Secret Life". Fewer than 20 sets were struck off on a secret Amsterdam press between 1888 and 1894. Long banned for obscenity, only censored excerpts of Walter's masterwork were seen for a century. One of the few complete sets not destroyed by the authorities was locked away in the British Library's closed cupboard. This is the story of the volumes in that locked room and the horrific clue they contain - a clue that unlocks the diary as the final confession of Jack the Ripper. "Jack the Ripper's Secret Confession" shows how this notorious work of Victorian pornography reveals that its author had the means, the motive and the opportunity to be Jack the Ripper. As importantly, it delves into dark psychiatric motives within the text, to show Walter possessed the unique psycho-sexual fingerprint of a knife killer.


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    Title
    Jack the Ripper's Secret Confession
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Monaghan, By (author) Nigel Cawthorne
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849010658
    ISBN 10: 184901065X
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: FF
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    Libri: ENGM1020
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    Libri: ENGL3030
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    DC22: 364.1523092
    BISAC V2.8: TRU002010, FIC022000
    Publisher
    Constable and Robinson
    Imprint name
    Constable
    Publication date
    28 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    David Monaghan is a Bafta-winning film-maker who has made documentaries about serial killers Fred and Rosemarie West, and HH Holmes. Nigel Cawthorne has a series of true crime books to his name, including House of Horrors: The Horrific True Story of Josef Fritzl, the Father from Hell.