Foretaste of fiction and other leisure reading
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Published by Pergamon Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English


  • English prose literature.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies.

Statementcompiled by D. Mattam and K. H. Rogers. Illus. by D. T. Samuel.
SeriesThe Commonwealth and international library, Pergamon Oxford English series.
ContributionsRogers, K. H., joint comp.
LC ClassificationsPR1285 .M36
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5992615M
LC Control Number66023851

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