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destructive element by Spender, Stephen

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Published by Cape in London .
Written in English


  • James, Henry, -- 1843-1916.,
  • English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.,
  • American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.

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Edition Notes

First published, 1935.

StatementStephen Spender.
SeriesThe life andletters series -- no.87
The Physical Object
Pagination284 ;
Number of Pages284
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19969555M

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