The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

  • Type: Ebooks
  • By: Hallie Rubenhold
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Sam H.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781328663818
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Everyone knows the story of Jack the Ripper, but the story that matters is that of the women he killed.

Most people have heard the story of Jack the Ripper. Many Ripperologists are obsessed with trying to figure out who he really was, while the women he killed were written off as "just prostitutes." The author strives to break this tradition and explore the lives of these murdered women. They were wives and mothers, sisters and daughters. And they were victims of the social constructs of their times. I really loved how the author was able to give these women their voices back, even through shoddy record keeping.