'The Devil in the White City' and Serial Killer Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

'The Devil in the White City' and Serial Killer
A discussion of the work 'The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America' by Erik Larson.
# 126490 | 1,250 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Sociology (Theory) , Political Science (General) , Literature (General) , Criminology (General)


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This paper provides an analysis of Erik Larson's account of America's first serial killer, H. H. Holmes, in 'The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America'. The analysis focuses on how Holmes was able to gain so much power over his victims.

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"In a burgeoning but pre-automobile America a White City rose in the midst of Chicago as the backdrop for the World Fair. Nearby Herman Mudgett better known as Dr Henry Howard Holmes constructed a hotel retail space nicknamed the Castle which housed torture devices and chambers of horror as wondrous if revolting as anything offered at the World's Fair. In Eric Larson's 'The Devil and the White City Murder Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America' the author chronicles ..."

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