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Seven founders of American literature by Carla Hancock

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Published by J. F. Blair in Winston-Salem, N.C .
Written in English


  • Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Authors, American.

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Biographies of seven important nineteenth century American authors: Cooper, Irving, Bryant, Poe, Melville, Whitman, and Clemens.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies.

Statementby Carla Hancock ; portrait drawings by Ted Trinkaus.
ContributionsTrinkaus, Ted.
LC ClassificationsPS128 .H27
The Physical Object
Pagination207 p. :
Number of Pages207
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5214256M
ISBN 100910244871
LC Control Number75044173

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