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William Faulkner"s Absalom, Absalom! a critical study by David Paul Ragan

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Published by UMI Research Press in Ann Arbor .
Written in English



  • Mississippi


  • Faulkner, William, 1897-1962,
  • Plantation life in literature,
  • Family in literature,
  • Mississippi -- In literature

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Edition Notes

Statementby David Paul Ragan.
SeriesStudies in modern literature ;, no. 85
LC ClassificationsPS3511.A86 A6768 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination222 p. ;
Number of Pages222
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2393716M
ISBN 100835718409
LC Control Number87023300

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