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mirror in the roadway. A study of the modern novel by Frank O"Connor

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Published by H. Hamilton in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Fiction -- History and criticism

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Edition Notes

Statementby Frank O"Connor [pseud.]
The Physical Object
Pagination316, vi p.
Number of Pages316
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20101007M

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