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Published by Oldcastle Books in Harpenden .
Written in English


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Other titlesEncyclopedia of world literature in the 20th century. Rev. ed.
Statement(editedby Leonard S. Klein).
ContributionsKlein, Leonard S.
The Physical Object
Paginationx,245p. ;
Number of Pages245
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22216325M
ISBN 100948353163

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