Jack the Ripper

Author: Gary Coville,Patrick Lucanio

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476607370

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 203

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The identity of Jack the Ripper has consumed public curiosity since he first tormented the East End of London in 1888. Numerous theories have been offered as to his identity, but he remains in the shadows where, it seems, only imaginative literature has been able to elucidate his meaning to the modern world. This work surveys the literary, film, television, and radio treatments of Jack the Ripper and his crimes. The works of fiction are thoroughly analyzed, as are the major nonfiction works that have offered various theories about the Ripper’s identity. Works whose narratives are obviously inspired by Jack the Ripper and his crimes are also discussed.

The Party at Jack's

Author: Thomas Wolfe

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469611228

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

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In the summer of 1937, Thomas Wolfe was in the North Carolina mountains revising a piece about a party and subsequent fire at the Park Avenue penthouse apartment of the fictional Esther and Frederick Jack. He wrote to his agent, Elizabeth Nowell, 'I think it is now a single thing, as much a single thing as anything I've ever written.' Abridged and edited versions of the story were published twice, as a novella in Scribner's Monthly (May 1939) and as part of You Can't Go Home Again (1940). Now Suzanne Stutman and John Idol have worked from manuscript sources at Harvard University to reconstruct The Party at Jack's as outlined by Wolfe before his death. Here, in its untruncated state, Wolfe's novella affords a significant glimpse of a Depression-era New York inhabited by Wall Street wheelers and dealers and the theatrical and artistic elite. Wolfe describes the Jacks and their social circle with lavish attention to mannerisms and to clothing, furnishings, and other trappings of wealth and privilege. The sharply drawn contrast between the decadence of the party-goers and the struggles of the working classes in the streets below reveals Wolfe's gifts as both a writer and a sharp social critic.

Jack King; Murder Mystery and One Smoking Cat

Author: Stewart Shandley

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449068944

Category: Fiction

Page: 299

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Ever had to sit next to someone unpleasant on the bus for a long time? Did they stare at you for the whole journey without blinking, whilst extracting a reluctant object from their nose? And did they smell bad? Well, he's in the story. Can you imagine what it would be like to have a cat sink its claws into your neck whilst it gnawed into your throat? He's in the book too. These and other similar issues are just some of the situations encountered by detectives as they dig up the dirt investigating a kidnapping. As they prepare to interview acquaintances of the suspect (Jack King) where they would compare times and places, they couldn't possibly have prepared themselves for the insane people they were about to meet. The first of these was 'the guy from the bus, ' a little retarded and would make the detectives earn their pay to get any sense out of him. He also had a whimsical habit of blowing his house up, lets hope the detectives don't go inside. Enter vicious red haired brute. This was the local neighbour and extra from Lord of the Rings and her name was Laurel. Finally the detectives would have to deal with the elderly eccentric relatives who'd lost more than their marbles. Meanwhile Jack King blissfully unaware of any wrong doing, carried on with his usual routine in life. Lately that consisted of chasing a white rabbit through countless gardens, fighting large cat with one hand, ogling at beautiful girls in pyjamas or nurses, before the police came after him. But all this would pale into insignificance when he went to hospital and was accosted by woman assassin with gun as he lay naked on the bed.

Jack's Back

Author: Michael Adrian Cote

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496956516

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

View: 9213


A human monster that roamed the streets of London in the 1800s has unknowingly returned wreaking havoc with the help of his ingenious modern-day invention.

Jack's Hut

Author: Grace Butler Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arthur's Pass (N.Z.)

Page: 221

View: 2680


"A book of Arthur's Pass, historic alpine gateway between New Zealand's Canterbury and Westland provinces which has seen goldminers, Cobb coach-drivers, tunnellers, murderers, sheep drovers, painters, deerstalkers."--Cover

Jack's Other Insects

Author: Edmund Selous

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Insects

Page: 195

View: 8493