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British novels of the twentieth century

Anderson, James book annotator.

British novels of the twentieth century

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Published by R. West in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English fiction -- 20th century -- Bibliography.

  • Edition Notes

    Reprint of the 1959 ed. published for the National Book League at the University Press, Cambridge, which was issued as no. 7 of the 3d series of Reader"s guides.

    StatementJames Anderson.
    SeriesReader"s guides (National Book League (Great Britain)) ;, 3rd ser., 7.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ2014.F4 A6 1977, PR881 A6 1977
    The Physical Object
    Pagination32 p. ;
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4558263M
    ISBN 100849201365
    LC Control Number77028706
    OCLC/WorldCa3609061


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