From Hell

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Winner of the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz Awards for Best Graphic Novel. A New York Times Bestseller! "Remarkable."-- Leo Carey, The New Yorker "... dark, fearsomely complex..."-- Douglas Wolk, Publishers Weekly "My all-time favorite graphic novel... an immense, majestic work about the Jack the Ripper murders, the dark Victorian world they happened in, and the birth of the 20th century."-- Warren Ellis, Entertainment Weekly "Moore's works have often defied the public's expectations of the medium, and his most ambitious work, the massive graphic novel From Hell, is no exception... The result is at once a meditation on evil, a police procedural and a commentary on Victorian England. ... an impressive piece of work."-- Patrick Day, The Los Angeles Times "... a massive exploration of the Jack The Ripper murders that incorporates British history, Masonic ritual, and London geography in a fascinating and horrifying conspiracy theory."-- Tasha Robinson, The AV Club From Hell is the story of Jack the Ripper, perhaps the most infamous man in the annals of murder. Detailing the events leading up to the Whitechapel killings and the cover-up that followed, From Hell is a meditation on the mind of a madman whose savagery and violence gave birth to the 20th century. The serialized story, presented in its entirety in this volume, has garnered widespread attention from critics and scholars, and has been adapted into a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox starring Johnny Depp and Heather Graham. Often regarded as one of the most significant graphic novels ever published, From Hell combines meticulous research with educated speculation, resulting in a masterpiece of historical fiction both compelling and terrifying.

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135 reviews
March 30, 2022
An incredible work demanding the patience of a reader. Any person who hasn't grown up trusting everything they see on TV or in their comfortable living environment can easily accept that Jack the Ripper wasn't any more of a "random killer" than Mother Teresa was actually a selfless savior of the poor instead of just one more rich, insider media figure. In the big leagues, the realities of covered-up scandals are hidden in comforting top-down dismissals as "conspiracy theories." Moore's story is an adults-only nightmare descent into the overpowering sorrow, deceit, misery, filth, alienation, and darkness of society. "Jack" was likely a major player, dispatched to handle an embarrassment to royalty. As I write, "Will Smith" has dominated the news for hitting "Chris Rock" at the Oscars -- just as the public needs real news about potential war, rising food prices and shortages, medical tyranny, *provoked* social unrest (SJW zombies, neocon reactionaries, sleepwalking Democrat centrists)...
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Michael Bilger
August 6, 2017
As the annotations will tell you, the story takes massive, monstrous liberties with the historical record and combines many of the weirdest Jack the Ripper theories into one sprawling conspiracy. Somehow, despite all that, it WORKS. It's an ugly, upsetting, genuinely distressing account of one man slowly losing his grip on reality.
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damien ost
January 21, 2014
love it now. moore's writing, wit and historical playfulness (and lack of playfulness...) is a gem that more and more readers should experience.
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