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The Murder of Helen Jewett

The Life and Death of a Prostitute in 19th Century New York

The Murder of Helen Jewett( )
Author: Cohen, Patricia Cline
ISBN:978-0-679-41291-5
Publication Date:Aug 1998
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Knopf
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $27.50
Book Description:

In 1836, the murder of a young prostitute made headlines in New York City and around the country, inaugurating a sex-and-death sensationalism in news reporting that haunts us today. Patricia Cline Cohen goes behind these first lurid accounts to reconstruct the story of the mysterious victim, Helen Jewett. From her beginnings as a servant girl in Maine, Helen Jewett refashioned herself, using four successive aliases, into a highly paid courtesan. She invented life stories for herself...
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Book Details
Pages:433
Detailed Subjects: Law / Legal History
Social Science / Prostitution & Sex Trade
True Crime / Murder / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.69 x 9.59 x 1.45 Inches
Book Weight:1.759 Pounds



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