John Wain a man of letters by Elizabeth Hatziolou

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Published by Pisces Press in London .

Written in English

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  • Wain, John.,
  • Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography.

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Includes index.

Book details

StatementElizabeth Hatziolou.
LC ClassificationsPR6045.A249 Z7 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination304 p. ;
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL402315M
ISBN 100952374919
LC Control Number98101645

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