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American essays

American essays

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Published by New American Library in New York .
Written in English

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    Statementedited, with an introduction and notes by Charles B. Shaw.
    ContributionsShaw, Charles Bunsen, 1894-
    The Physical Object
    Pagination284 p. ;
    Number of Pages284
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18624653M
    LC Control Number55009519
    OCLC/WorldCa1169202

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