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Published by Corgi in London .
Written in English


  • Fiction in English.

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Edition Notes

Originally published, New York , Random House, 1939 ; London , Grey Walls Press, 1951.

StatementNathanael West ; with an introduction by Richard B. Gehman.
The Physical Object
Paginationxx,140p. ;
Number of Pages140
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22571175M
ISBN 100552097535

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