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Somerset Maugham.

Brophy, John

Somerset Maugham.

by Brophy, John

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Published by Published for the British Council and the National Book League by Longmans, Green in London] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Maugham, W. Somerset -- 1874-1965.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 37-42. Index of short stories and sketches: p. 42-48.

    SeriesBritish book news. Bibliographical series of supplements, no. 22
    The Physical Object
    Pagination48 p. port. ;
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21071789M

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