Added: October 25, 2000 – Last updated: January 2, 2016


Author: Christopher Frayling

Title: The House that Jack Built

Subtitle: Some Stereotypes of the Rapist in the History of Popular Culture

In: Rape: An Historical and Social Enquiry

Edited by: Sylvana Tomaselli and Roy Porter

Place: Oxford

Publisher: Blackwell

Year: 1986

Pages: 174-215 and 265-270

ISBN-10: 0631137483 – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-10: 0631169067 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | Representations: Films, Metaphor


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  'Look! That was Jack the Knife!' (p. 176)
  See the Shark, How Red His Fins Are
As He Slashes at his Prey
Jack the Knife Wears Kid Gloves Which
Give the Minimum Away... (p. 178)
  On a Beautiful Blue Sunday
See a Corpse Stretched in the Strand
See a Man Dodge Round the Corner...
Jacky's Friends Will Understand (p. 187)
  By the Thames's Turbid Waters
People Suddenly Tumble Down;
Is It Plague or is it Cholera?
Or a Sign that Jack's in Town? (p. 206)
  Jenny Towler Turned Up Lately
With a Knife Stuck in her Breast,
While Jackknife Walked the Embankment,
Nonchalantly Unimpressed (p. 213)
  Acknowledgements (p. 215)

Wikipedia: Jack the Ripper