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  • Allodola Vola

    North and South (Penguin Classics) - Elizabeth Gaskell was a contemporary of Dickens (and some believe he thought her the better writer). This novel is wonderful for any lover of Victorian literature. And the BBC adaption of the same is fantastic as well.

  • StefaniRae

    My favorite book - it's Pride and Prejudice with more substance (labor unions and class differences)..

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