Study Guide

Margaret Burnham in The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America

By Erik Larson

Margaret Burnham

Margaret's the daughter of wealthy stockyard superintendent John Sherman. She's young, pretty, and blonde, and she makes excuses to see the handsome Burnham working on her father's new mansion.

Burnham asks her to marry him, and they buy a house together. Aww.