6 | The Mystery of Mary Rogers

6 | The Mystery of Mary Rogers

Update: 2020-04-211
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What do we really know about the poignant death of the girl who inspired one of Edgar Allan Poe’s novels, The Mystery of Marie Roget? Join me in New York in 1838 to investigate the unsolved murder of the enigmatic Mary Rogers, loved by all and remembered as the Beautiful Cigar Girl. 

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing

Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” – Poe’s ‘The Raven’

 

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Credits:

Research, writing, original Mary Rogers poem(“The Beautiful Cigar Girl”), narration and audio arrangement by Prash

Character Voices: Ben(Daniel Payne, LaForge), Steve (Edgar Allan Poe)

Sources:

  • “Edgar Allen Poe: Was Mary Rogers his muse or his victim?”, 8 October 2015

https://www.ancient-origins.net/unexplained-phenomena-history-famous-people/edgar-allan-poe-was-mary-rogers-his-muse-or-his-murder-020557

 

  • Duke, Thomas; “The Mysterious Murder of Cigar Girl Mary Rogers”, 1910, Celebrated Criminal Cases of America Part III Cases East of the Pacific Coast

http://www.historicalcrimedetective.com/ccca/the-mysterious-murder-of-cigar-girl-mary-rogers-1841/

 

  • Geary, Rick; “A Treasury of Victorian Murder Compendium II”, 2015, NBM Publishing Inc. New York

 

  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, “The Mystery of Marie Roget,” 1978

https://www.eapoe.org/works/mabbott/tom3t001.htm

 

 

  • Nickell, Joe; “Historical Whodunnit – Spiritualists, Poe, and the real Marie Roget”, Skeptical Inquirer July/August 2010

 

  • Poe, Edgar Allen; “The Mystery of Marie Roget”, 1842 (Audible version)

 

  • Semtner, Chris; The Poe Blog, November 16 2016

http://www.thepoeblog.org/poe-museum-announces-loser-of-its-latest-poll/

 

  • Stashower, Daniel; “The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allen Poe, and the Invention of Murder,” 2006, Dutton Books

 

  • Steiner, Henry John; “The Ghosts and Mr Anderson,” October 15 2014, Headless Horseman Blog

http://headlesshorsemanblog.com/ghosts-edgar-allen-poe-john-anderson/

 

  • Various articles from archived New York newspapers

https://stupit.github.io/text/Mystery_of_Mary_Rogers/The_Mystery_of_Mary_Rogers_in_newspapers.htm#1837-09-18

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6 | The Mystery of Mary Rogers

6 | The Mystery of Mary Rogers

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