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date: 23 February 2020

Borden, Lizzie (1860–1927), 

The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

James D. Hart

was accused of hacking to death her aged father and stepmother in Fall River, Mass. (Aug. 4, 1892). The trial of the spinster Lizzie was a national sensation. Since there was only circumstantial evidence, she was acquitted, but her supposed crime won her a place in American popular legend. In addition to ballads and contemporary literature, the case has been the subject of several novels; of some plays, including ... ...

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