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William Sydney Porter (O. Henry), a reference guide

by Richard C. Harris

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Published by G. K. Hall in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Henry, O., 1862-1910 -- Bibliography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes indexes.

    StatementRichard C. Harris.
    SeriesA Reference guide to literature
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ8706.2 .H37, PS2649.P5 .H37
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 229 p. ;
    Number of Pages229
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4104865M
    ISBN 100816180067
    LC Control Number80019508

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