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The Mysterious Death of Mary Rogers

Sex and Culture in Nineteenth-Century New York

The Mysterious Death of Mary Rogers( )
Author: Srebnick, Amy G.
Series title:Studies in the History of Sexuality
ISBN:978-0-19-506237-3
Publication Date:Nov 1995
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $36.95
Book Description:

In the summer of 1841, Mary Rogers disappeared without a trace from her New York City boarding house. Three days later, her body, badly bruised and waterlogged, was found floating in the shallow waters of the Hudson River just a few feet from the Jersey shore. Her story, parlayed into a long celebrated unsolved mystery, became grist for penny presses, social reformers, and politicians alike, and an impetus for popular literature, including Edgar Allen Poe's pioneering detective story...
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