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Seven Gothic tales

Isak Dinesen

Seven Gothic tales

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Published by H. Smith and R. Haas in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Isak Dinesen ; with an introduction by Dorothy Canfield.
ContributionsFisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958., Updike, John.
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 420 p. ;
Number of Pages420
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14413500M
OCLC/WorldCa13400250


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