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Margaret Drabble

Margaret Drabble is the author of eighteen novels, including The Needle’s Eye, The Peppered Moth, The Seven Sisters, The Sea Lady, and most recently, The Pure Gold Baby. Among her works of nonfiction are biographies of Arnold Bennett and Angus Wilson. She has edited the fifth and sixth editions of the Oxford Companion to World Literature and was made a Dame of the British Empire in 2008.

Fallen Woman

Mrs. Humphry Ward: Eminent Victorian, Pre-eminent Edwardian

by John Sutherland

February 14, 1991 issue

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