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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English


  • Maugham, W. Somerset 1874-1965.,
  • Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 196-200.

Statementedited by Klaus W. Jonas.
LC ClassificationsPR6025.A86 Z64 1972
The Physical Object
Pagination200 p.
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5454041M
ISBN 100837161479
LC Control Number73156196

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