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William Dean Howells

the development of a novelist.

by George N. Bennett

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  • 39 Currently reading

Published by University of Oklahoma Press in Norman .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Howells, William Dean, -- 1837-1920

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS2033 .B4, PS2033 .B4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination220 p.
    Number of Pages220
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14070642M
    LC Control Number59007487


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