The Murder of Helen Jewett
The Life and Death of a Prostitute in Nineteenth-Century New York
ISBN10: 0679740759 ISBN13: 9780679740759 Publisher: Vintage Books Published: Jul 1 1999 Weight: 1.05lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.25" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
Evoking the frenetic city life and sexual mores of early nineteenth-century America, a historian reconstructs the life of a servant girl from Maine who became a highly paid courtesan, and celebrated murder victim, in New York in 1836. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.