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Published by Pantheon Books in New York .
Written in English


  • Tales -- Great Britain

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Edition Notes

StatementKatharine Briggs.
The Physical Object
Pagination315 p. ;
Number of Pages315
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23254043M
ISBN 100394415892

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