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A Dickens Reader by Nancy Holder

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Published by Houghton Mifflin Company in Boston, New York, Chicago, USA .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Statementarranged by Ella M. Powers
SeriesThe Riverside literature series
ContributionsPowers, Ella M. (Ella Marie), b. 1865, ed
LC ClassificationsPR4553 .P6
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 158 p., 1 l.
Number of Pages158
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24703935M
LC Control Number11024099

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