The complete text of "A Crown of Shame," a novel by Oscar Fayette Gaines Day (1860-1949), is posted here. Day was a journalist, musical composer, playwright and novelist, who resided in Minneapolis.
In an Afterword, the author writes, "This work deals principally with the grand and petit jury systems, the evils they inflict being so woven through a story that others besides legal minds may care to read of them."
A review of Day's novel in the "Minneapolis Sunday Tribune," May 7, 1893, is posted in the "Book Reviews" category of this website.
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