The murder of Helen Jewett : the life and death of a prostitute in nineteenth-century New York (Book, 1999) [WorldCat.org]
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The murder of Helen Jewett : the life and death of a prostitute in nineteenth-century New York

Author: Patricia Cline Cohen
Publisher: New York : Vintage, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
Reconstructs the life of a servant girl from Maine who became a highly paid courtesan and celebrated murder victim in New York in 1836.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Helen Jewett; Helen Jewett; Helen Jewett
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Cline Cohen
ISBN: 0679740759 9780679740759
OCLC Number: 181078679
Notes: Originally published: new York: Knopf, 1998.
Awards: Short-listed for Lukas Prize Project (Lynton History Prize) 1999
Description: 498 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Contents: Snow in April --
Sensational news --
A self-made woman --
New York's sex trade --
Acclaim for a woman of spunk --
The brothel business --
Epistolary enticement --
A servant girl in Maine --
Reading and imagination --
Tracing seduction --
Adolescent clerks --
Love letters and lies --
Blowing up --
Overconfident youth --
Trial in June --
The great unhung --
Texas.
Responsibility: Patricia Cline Cohen.

Abstract:

Reconstructs the life of a servant girl from Maine who became a highly paid courtesan and celebrated murder victim in New York in 1836.

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