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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America - Part 3, Nannie Summary & Analysis

Erik Larson
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Part 3, Nannie Summary

Minnie's sister, Anna or "Nannie," finally arrived in Chicago. Holmes took Minnie and Anna to the fair almost every day for two weeks. They saw the first electric chair, the telephone, movies and many other new inventions of the time. Minnie liked having Anna around. Holmes told her to invite Anna to stay the rest of the summer. She accepted Minnie and Holmes' offer. Pitezel, Holmes' assistant, takes his family to the fair. He buys a toy top with a tin man on top, which automatically becomes his son's favorite toy.

Part 3, Nannie Analysis

Holmes does have a human side, even if it was for the wrong reasons. Holmes is portrayed in this chapter as functioning in a normal way. He is able to hide his other life completely to ensure that he would receive Minnie's inheritance. Pitezel shows his human...

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