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Fiction of the fifties

Herbert Gold

Fiction of the fifties

a decade of American writing; stories.

by Herbert Gold

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  • 2 Currently reading

Published by Doubleday in Garden City, N. Y .
Written in English

  • Short stories, American

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesDolphin Book, C299
    The Physical Object
    Pagination392 p.
    Number of Pages392
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23340650M

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