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The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

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    Story of a city and a time through the death of a cigar girl

    Through the story of a single young woman, the author provides an in-depth view of "new" New York, gender dynamics in the late 19th century, the rapid growth of the "Forth Estate" and the creation of modern policing. The author has clearly done detailed research, though the book could have benefited from the maps of Mary Rodger's neighborhood and relevant areas. Mary's death struck me as very similar to another New Yorker's - Helen Jewett, a similarity the author discusses early in this book. I would recommend that Patrica Cohen's book The Murder of Helen Jewett be read prior to this book. Jewett's murder occurred first and this pair of books tells a comprehensive story of a time In New York.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2010

    So Much Poe

    I have been studying and reading works and books about Poe since I was in High school. Now a College graduate I love reading new material about this man. This book was really fun to read and was extremely detailed about the life of Poe. Also the story of the cigar girl is something I was unfamiliar with and really fun to get to know. I heard they may be making this book into a film. I cant wait to see who is going to play Poe!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2008

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    A wonderful adaptation about the murder of Mary Rogers and involvement of Edgar Allan Poe. If 19 century historical fiction is your thing, this is in your wheel house. Wonderful character development and narrative. Excellent!

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