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The shapes of fiction open and closed. [Compiled by] Beverly Gross [and] Richard Giannone by Beverly Gross

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Published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston in New York .
Written in English

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ContributionsGiannone, Richard
LC ClassificationsPN6014 G7
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Number of Pages434
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24425139M

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