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Published by Brookline Books in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical references (p. [98]-106) and index.

StatementJeanne S. Chall ... [et al.].
ContributionsChall, Jeanne Sternlicht, 1921-
LC ClassificationsLB3045.8 .Q35 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 112 p. :
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL986323M
ISBN 101571290230
LC Control Number96024405

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