White Chappell Scarlet Tracings


Out of stock



White Chappell Scarlet Tracings by Iain Sinclair

Trade Paperback – Valancourt – 2015

‘In this extraordinary work Sinclair combines a sort of spiritual inquest or seance into the Whitechapel Ripper murders and the dark side of the late Victorian imagination with another plot-thread, done in hectic picaresque, of a posse of seedy book dealers hot on the trail of obscure rarities of that period. These ruined and ruthless dandies appear and disappear through a phantasmagoria – Dickensian London gripped by cholera, the shambles of a Victorian surgeon’s operating theatre, vultures flapping around the Farringdon Road bookstalls as the ropes come off – interspersed with occult conjurings and reflections on the nature of fiction and history.’

So wrote a critic for London’s Guardian newspaper, which chose Iain Sinclair’s brilliantly original debut novel, White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings (1987), as runner-up for the prestigious Guardian Fiction Prize. This first-ever American edition features a new introduction by Alan Moore, whose graphic novel From Hell was partly inspired by Sinclair’s novel.


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “White Chappell Scarlet Tracings”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *