W. Somerset Maugham an appreciation by Richard Aldington

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  • Maugham, W. Somerset 1874-1965 -- Appreciation.,
  • Maugham, W. Somerset 1874-1965 -- Bibliography.

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Other titlesSixty-five.
Statementby Richard Aldington. Sixty-five / by W. Somerset Maugham. A bibliography, an index of short stories, and appreciations.
ContributionsMaugham, W. Somerset 1874-1965.
LC ClassificationsPR6025.A86 Z55 1977
The Physical Object
Pagination34 p. ;
Number of Pages34
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4552280M
ISBN 10084820090X
LC Control Number77021753

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