The Trial of Lizzie Borden
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In Cara Robertson’s “enthralling new e book,” The Trial of Lizzie Borden, “the reader is to function decide and jury” (The New York Instances). Primarily based on twenty years of analysis and just lately unearthed proof, this true crime and authorized historical past is the “definitive account thus far of one in all America’s most infamous and enduring homicide mysteries” (Publishers Weekly, starred evaluate).
When Andrew and Abby Borden had been brutally hacked to loss of life in Fall River, Massachusetts, in August 1892, the arrest of the couple’s youthful daughter Lizzie turned the case into worldwide information and her homicide trial right into a spectacle unparalleled in American historical past. Reporters flocked to the scene. Nicely-known columnists took up conspicuous seats within the courtroom. The defendant was relentlessly scrutinized for indicators of guilt or innocence. Everybody—wealthy and poor, suffragists and social conservatives, authorized students, and laypeople—had an opinion about Lizzie Borden’s guilt or innocence. Was she a cold-blooded murderess or an unjustly persecuted girl? Did she or didn’t she?
A necessary piece of American mythology, the favored fascination with the Borden murders has endured for a couple of hundred years. Informed and retold in each conceivable style, the murders have secured a spot within the American pantheon of mythic horror. In distinction, “Cara Robertson presents the story with the thoroughness one expects from an legal professional…Followers of crime novels will like it” (
Kirkus Opinions). Primarily based on transcripts of the Borden authorized proceedings, modern newspaper accounts, unpublished native accounts, and just lately unearthed letters from Lizzie herself,
The Trial of Lizzie Borden is “a fast-paced, page-turning learn” (
Booklist, starred evaluate) that gives a window into America within the Gilded Age. This “exceptional” (
Bustle) e book “must be on the prime of your studying listing” (