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4.0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware, December 19, 2001
This review is from: Burning Your Boats: The Collected Short Stories (Paperback)
Be aware that Carter's excellent story of Lizzie Bordenis edited in this editon. The fabulou8s dinner scene, described in great detail in other editons of this story has been deleted from this version. E. Hobbs
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Initial post: Feb 18, 2015 12:13:45 AM PST
This collection contains the complete original text of "The Fall River Axe-Murders", Angela's Carter's story about axe-murderess Lizzie Borden, as it appeared in the collection "Black Venus" from U.K publisher Chatto & Windus. The collection notes "Black Venus" as the source of the stories. When that collection appeared in the U.S., it was retitled "Saints & Strangers", with the stories published in a different order, and the story "The Fall River Axe-Murders" was re-written for that edition. I read them both, and the differences are significant... so, I can see why someone assigned that story may balk at the different texts - BUT, this book contains the original, complete text. The U.S. version was the re-written version. The story was not 'edited' for this collection as this reviewer claims.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 8, 2015 10:19:44 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jan 17, 2016 12:31:07 AM PST
Octave says:
A pity that both versions of the story were not included. I wonder why Carter elected to revise the story?
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