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The fail to remember of a demise woman's bequest, a girl's try and support an impoverished clerk, and the wedding of an idealist and a materialist — all intersect at an property known as Howards finish. The destiny of this kingdom domestic symbolizes the way forward for England in an exploration of social, financial, and philosophical developments through the post-Victorian period.

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