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The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder
The Beautiful Cigar Girl Mary Rogers Edgar Allan Poe and the Invention of Murder
Author: Daniel Stashower
A gruesome murder, a stunned city, and Edgar Allan Poe come to life with vivid detail in this shocking true story by award-winning author Daniel Stashower — On July 28, 1841, the battered body of a young woman was found floating in the Hudson River. It was soon discovered to be the lovely Mary Rogers, a twenty-year-old cigar salesgirl ...  more
ISBN-13: 9780525949817
ISBN-10: 052594981X
Publication Date: 10/5/2006
Pages: 336
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3.4 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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This is an awesome book it tells the story of The beautiful Cigar girl Mary Rogers,and her murder and it also tells the story of Edgar Allan Poe, and how the two mix together when he write his story Marie Roget. If you liked "The Devil In The White City" You will love this.
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I was hoping for more text and story on Poe but this was very heavily written (think 1850s America) and focused more on the overall development of the "murder mystery." Not what I was looking for.
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reviewed The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder on + 4275 more book reviews
Interesting historical bits from 1840s New York, but the story dragged for me.
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Not bad but does bog down a bit in some of the connections between the case and Poe--good information on the life of Poe and his works.


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