The World of Jack the Ripper

In another scene-setter for his Jack the Ripper Walk With a Difference, Richard Walker looks at extraordinary literary “coincidences” of that era. Edgar Allen Poe, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Sherlock Holmes all pitching up just months before the nightmare made flesh came out of the midnight shadows of August 31, 1888. This piece marries those fascinating literary connections to the immediate social and historical background.

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