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writer as hero in important American fiction since Howells

Elsie Edmondson

writer as hero in important American fiction since Howells

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Heroes in literature,
  • United States -- Social life and customs

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Elsie Edmondson
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 269 leaves
    Number of Pages269
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14632645M


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