Who was real Mary Rogers?

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Where can I find detailed information on Mary Rogers life and death in NYC?

-- Anonymous, December 25, 1999


The best books are articles on that subject are:

W. K. Wimsatt, "Poe and 'The Mystery of Marie Roget' ," PMLA (Publications of the Modern Language Association), 61, 1941, pp. 230-248.

Raymond Paul, "Who Murdered Mary Rogers?" NJ: Pretnice-Hall, Inc., 1971.

John Walsh, "Poe the Detective," NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1968.

-- Anonymous, December 27, 1999

The Mysterious Death of Mary Rogers Sex and Culture in Nineteenth-Century New York AMY GILMAN SREBNICK

-- Anonymous, November 23, 2000

A few years ago there was a musical play in the Netherlands for wich I produced the idea and contributed as a composer. The play was a mixture of E.A.Poe's "The Mystery of Marie Roget", Raymond Pauls "Who Murdered Mary Rogers" and other true and untrue facts and rumours about the mysterious death of the "beautiful Cigar girl", especially the bizarre idea that Edgar Allen Poe himself was involded in one way or another. Since then I,m very interested in the history surrounding this.

-- Anonymous, December 19, 2000

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