The Fall River Tragedy - A History of the Borden Murders

by Edwin H. Porter (Author)
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Originally published in 1893, “The Fall River Tragedy” is a detailed account of the case of Lizzie Andrew Borden (1860–1927), an American woman who was tried but found not guilty for the brutal murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. There were no other suspects in the case and after her acquittal no one was ever charged for the murders. She remained in Fall River until her death aged 66. The murders garnered a great deal of media attention at the time and remain in popular culture today, providing the inspiration for a number of films, plays, books, and folk songs. This volume presents all the details of the case, as well as the famously contradictory inquest testimony of Lizzie Borden herself. Contents include: “Discovery of the Murders”, “Police Searching the Premises”, “The Borden Family”, “The Search of the House”, “Hiram C. Harrington’s Story”, “The Funeral“, “A Reward Offered”, “A Sermon on the Murders”, etc. Read & Co. History is proudly republishing this classic work now in a brand new edition complete with the essay 'Spontaneous and Imitative Crime' by Euphemia Vale Blake.

Euphemia Vale Blake (Collaborator)
Publication date
June 24, 2021
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