The Murder of Helen Jewett

The Murder of Helen Jewett

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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… (more)

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Publisher: Vintage (November 17, 2010)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 512 pages

File size: 3.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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