Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Thomas Bailey Aldrich moved with his father to New Orleans, Louisiana at the age o
A retelling in verse of the Apocryphal story of Judith and Holofernes--in which the heroic Judith defends the Jewish people by beheading Holofernes, a general in the invading army of Nebuchadnezzar--that depicts Judith in a very favorable light. In Aldrich's own words, "Judith's character throughout the ancient legend lacks the note of tenderness with which the writer has here attempted to accent her heroism" (vi).
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