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The Maimie Papers:
Letters from an Ex-Prostitute (The Helen Rose Scheuer Jewish Women's Series)

by Maimie Pinzer

ISBN 1558611436 / 9781558611436 / 1-55861-143-6
Publisher The Feminist Press at CUNY
Language English
Edition Softcover
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This enchanting collection of brave letters charts a correspondence of more than 12 years between two 19th-century women. Maimie Pinzer was a former prostitute/nude model/actress who wanted to be a lady; Fanny Howe was a Bostonian lady with an understanding of tragedy. The match was unlikely from both sides, but Fanny offered moral support and a definition of what it was to be a "Gentle American," while Maimie contributed her honesty and a clearer view of "the human condition" that Fanny would otherwise not know. The letters intimately detail what life was like for a lower class working woman--and how one woman struggled to make something more of that life. [via]