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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Women in literature,
  • Literature, Modern -- History and criticism

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes

Statementedited by Jerilyn Fisher and Ellen S. Silber ; foreword by David Sadker
ContributionsFisher, Jerilyn, Silber, Ellen S
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN56.5.W64 W65 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxix, 358 p. ;
Number of Pages358
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18142238M
ISBN 100313313466
LC Control Number2002035212

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