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Author Toughill, Thomas.

Title Ripper Code [electronic resource] / Thomas Toughill.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2012]


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Summary Thomas Toughill applies his detective skills to one of the greatest mysteries, the identity of Jack the Ripper. The result is a book which is as original as it is enthralling. Toughill suggests that Jack the Ripper was a former "friend" of Oscar Wilde and that Wilde dropped hints about this in several of his works, most notably The Picture of Dorian Gray, which Wilde wrote in 1889, the year after the Ripper murders took place. In fascinating detail, the author argues that Wilde's story, that of a privileged man whose life of vice in the East End of London turns him into a murderer, is in fact a coded message about the Ripper's identity. The Ripper Code is not just a fascinating voyage through the writings of Oscar Wilde , however; it is also a striking example of original detective work. Here, as in his previous books, Toughill unveils stunning evidence from a hitherto untapped source and uses it to devastating effect in arguing his case.
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Subject Jack, the Ripper.
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 -- Friends and associates.
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. Picture of Dorian Gray.
Jack, the Ripper -- In literature.
Serial murders -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
Serial murderers -- England -- London -- Identification.
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Other Form: Print version: Toughill, Thomas. Ripper code. Stroud, Gloucestershire : Sutton Pub., 2008. 9780750948753 (DLC)2008426528
ISBN 9780752487175 (e-pub)
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