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Published by Signet Classic Books in New York .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

StatementHenry James ; introd. by Louis Auchincloss
ContributionsAuchincloss, Louis, Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress)
LC ClassificationsCPB Box no. 797 vol. 12
The Physical Object
Pagination372 p.
Number of Pages372
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24509649M
LC Control Number97822061

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