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    • The Girl on the Velvet Swing

    • Sex, Murder, and Madness at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century
    • By: Simon Baatz
    • Narrated by: Christine Lakin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 111

    In 1901 Evelyn Nesbit, a chorus girl, dined alone with the architect Stanford White in his townhouse on 24th Street in New York. Nesbit, just 16 years old, had recently moved to the city. White was 47. As the foremost architect of his day, he was a celebrity. She told no one that White raped her that night until, several years later, she confided in Harry Thaw, the millionaire playboy who would later become her husband. Thaw, thirsting for revenge, shot and killed White in 1906 before hundreds of theatergoers during a performance in Madison Square Garden.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • "The Girl" is barely in this book

    • By Polly L. Mccall on 07-12-18

    Regular price: $24.95