Native American humor. by Walter Blair

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Published by Chandler in [San Francisco] .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • American wit and humor.,
  • National characteristics, American.,
  • American wit and humor -- History and criticism.,
  • American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliography.

Book details

The Physical Object
Pagination565 p.
Number of Pages565
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17639838M

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