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Published by Barnes & Noble in Totowa, N.J .

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Subjects:

  • James, Henry, 1843-1916,
  • Lawrence, D. H. 1885-1930,
  • Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924,
  • English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc

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Statementedited by Douglas Tallack.
ContributionsTallack, Douglas.
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LC ClassificationsPR883 .L5 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination218 p. ;
Number of Pages218
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Open LibraryOL2723762M
ISBN 100389206660
LC Control Number86017378

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