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The moonstone and, The woman in white by Wilkie Collins

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Published by Modern Library in New York .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Victoria University Library has Northrop Frye"s copy with his annotations.

Other titlesThe woman in white
Statementby Wilkie Collins ; with a foreword by Alexander Woollcott.
SeriesA Modern library giant, G33, Frye annotated -- no. 623
ContributionsFrye, Northrop.
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 843 p. ;
Number of Pages843
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19231592M

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