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Four modes; a rhetoric of modern fiction

James M. Mellard

Four modes; a rhetoric of modern fiction

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Published by Macmillan in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Short stories.,
  • Short stories -- History and criticism.,
  • Short story.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 515-524.

    Statement[compiled by] James M. Mellard.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPZ1.M4773 Fo, PN6014.M286 Fo
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 526 p.
    Number of Pages526
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5295423M
    LC Control Number72075150


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