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The murder of Helen Jewett

Author: Patricia Cline Cohen
Publisher: New York : Vintage, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1stView all editions and formats
Summary:
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. With  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Helen Jewett
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Cline Cohen
ISBN: 0679412913 9780679412915
OCLC Number: 704490357
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 498 pages : illustrations
Responsibility: by Patricia Cline Cohen.

Abstract:

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. With formidable skill, the author has reconstructed the events and characters central to one of the great public melodramas -- and first tabloid murders -- of the last century.

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