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The best American short stories.

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Published by Hart-Davis MacGibbon in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Short stories, English.

  • Edition Notes

    Originally published, Boston, Mass. , Houghton Mifflin, 1974.

    ContributionsFoley, Martha.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination340p. ;
    Number of Pages340
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22725870M
    ISBN 100246108916


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