THE LONDON MONSTER: A Sanguinary Tale.
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, (2000). Between 1788 and 1790, a century before Jack the Ripper, a bizarre serial attacker known as the London Monster assaulted more than 50 women, until an unlikely suspect was caught, tried, and convicted after two sensational trials. Using sensational newspaper accounts, pamphlets, broadsides, and illustrated posters that virtually covered every house and lamppost, this is a thorough account of the attacks, the victims, the witnesses, the capture, the trials, and indeed the entire spectrum of such crimes right up to the millennium - it looks at whether or not Williams could have actually been guilty and even whether or not the Monster existed.Includes a list of "the cost", illustrations and extensive notes. xi, 227 pp.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.