William Dean Howells a study by Firkins, Oscar W.

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  • Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920.

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Bibliography: p. [337]-346.

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Statementby Oscar W. Firkins.
LC ClassificationsPS2033 .F5
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 356 p.
Number of Pages356
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6671953M
LC Control Number24029670

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