The American dream and the popular novel by Long, Elizabeth

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Published by Routledge & K. Paul in Boston .

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  • American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.,
  • Popular literature -- United States -- History and criticism.,
  • Best sellers -- United States -- Bibliography.,
  • Social values in literature.,
  • Myth in literature.

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StatementElizabeth Long.
LC ClassificationsPS374.B45 L65 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 243 p. ;
Number of Pages243
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2861977M
ISBN 100710099347
LC Control Number84024828

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