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 Books, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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"Outside a lower-Manhattan brothel on a cold spring morning in 1836, a crowd of curious bystanders and a newspaper man file past the body of Helen Jewett, a beautiful prostitute, who was slain in her sleep. The prime suspect, a young man from a respectable family, had been involved in an intense love affair with Jewett, and yet will insist on his innocence throughout the sensational trial that follows."--Page 4 of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: collective biographies
Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Helen Jewett; Helen Jewett; Helen Jewett
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Cline Cohen
ISBN: 0679740759 9780679740759 0679412913 9780679412915
OCLC Number: 42085281
Notes: Originally published in hardcover: New York : Knopf, ©1998.
Awards: Short-listed for Lukas Prize Project (Lynton History Prize) 1999
Description: 499 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 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.
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"Outside a lower-Manhattan brothel on a cold spring morning in 1836, a crowd of curious bystanders and a newspaper man file past the body of Helen Jewett, a beautiful prostitute, who was slain in her sleep. The prime suspect, a young man from a respectable family, had been involved in an intense love affair with Jewett, and yet will insist on his innocence throughout the sensational trial that follows."--Page 4 of cover.

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