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Near Deaths in Literature

By posted at 6:30 pm on November 8, 2011 0

Last week, JK Rowling announced that, midway through writing the Harry Potter series, she nearly killed off Ron Weasleyout of spite.” Ron isn’t the first supporting character to narrowly avoid death in an author’s rough draft. The Awl illustrates some of literature’s other close calls with death.





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