Edith Wharton"s The house of mirth by Dawn Keeler

Cover of: Edith Wharton

Published by S. French in New York, London .

Written in English

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  • New York (N.Y.)

Subjects:

  • Single women -- Drama.,
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Drama.

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Book details

Statementadapted for the stage by Dawn Keeler.
GenreDrama.
ContributionsWharton, Edith, 1862-1937.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6061.E37 E25 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination93 p. ;
Number of Pages93
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL100358M
ISBN 100573695733
LC Control Number99214722
OCLC/WorldCa35667010

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