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From Hell - New Cover Edition (Paperback)
"In my humble opinion not only is Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell’s From Hell
the greatest example of sequential art of all time, it’s also one of
the greatest novels of the last 50 years. Just as the television program
THE WIRE used crime and the city of Baltimore to explore the decline of
“The American Century,” Moore and Campbell use murder and Victorian
London to explore the decline of Great Britain and the creation of all
the monstrous evils of the 20th century. A terrifying and unsettling
read, one suitably chosen to be read in the January of the 125th
anniversary of Jack The Ripper!"
Alan Moore (Watchmen) and Eddie Campbell (Bacchus), grandmasters of the comics medium, present a book often ranked among the greatest graphic novels of all time: From Hell. From the squalid alleys of the East End to the Houses of Parliament, from church naves to dens of the occult, all of London feels the uniquely irresistable blend of fascination, revulsion, and panic that the Ripper offers. The city teeters on the brink of the twentieth century, and only the slightest prodding is necessary to plunge it into a modern age of terror. Moore and Campbell have created a gripping, hallucinatory piece of crime fiction about Jack the Ripper. Detailing the events that led up to the Whitechapel murders and the cover-up that followed, From Hell is a modern masterpiece of crime noir and historical fiction.
About the Author
Alan Moore is widely regarded as the best and most influential writer in the history of comics. His seminal works include Miracleman and Watchmen, for which he won the coveted Hugo Award. Never one to limit himself in form or content, Moore has also published novels, Voice of the Fire and Jerusalem, and an epic poem, The Mirror of Love. Four of his ground-breaking graphic novels--From Hell, Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen--have been adapted to the silver screen. Moore currently resides in Northampton, England.