Edgar Allan Poe and the Murder of Mary Rogers

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On July 28, 1841, the battered body of a young woman was found floating in the Hudson River. The victim was Mary Rogers, a captivating twenty-year-old cigar salesgirl, who would inspire not just one of the great authors of a generation to write "The Mystery of Marie Roget" but also the inception of a whole style of literature - the crime novel. This book carefully retraces the Poe's steps as he sets out to investigate this crime and its famous re-creation with Detective Dupin in "The Mystery of Marie Roget". Stashower's ...

Edgar Allan Poe and the Murder of Mary Rogers 2006, Oneworld Publications, London

ISBN-13: 9781851685011

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