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Book review: ‘North and South’ by Elizabeth Gaskell

Dana Thompson

September 27, 2012

This I believe: When Charles Dickens is your editor, you pretty much cannot go wrong. Such a lucky bug was Elizabeth Gaskell, who reportedly wanted to name her fourth novel "Margaret Hale," after the main character. Dickens advised her that the book would be better summed up by the basic conflict...

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