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Mark Twain among the scholars a reconsideration of contemporary criticism

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Published by Whitston Pub. Co. in Albany, N.Y .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Criticism and interpretation -- History.,
  • Criticism -- United States -- History.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Richard Hill and Jim McWilliams.
ContributionsHill, Richard, McWilliams, Jim.
LC ClassificationsPS1338 .M286 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination155 p. ;
Number of Pages155
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6800016M
ISBN 100878755276
LC Control Number00110016

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