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The Iron Woman

Margaret Deland

Publisher: E-BOOKARAMA

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Summary

First published in 1911, "The Iron Woman" is a novel of manners by the American writer Margaret Deland. This is a sequel to the "Awakening of Helena Ritchie" and continues the narrative of her life. 
The story opens when her adopted son David is ten years old and she is living with him in the manufacturing town of Mercer, situated but a short distance from Old Chester...

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