The Dickens Four Great Dickens Masterpieces by Charles Dickens

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Published by Peoples Book Club in Chicago .

Written in English

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Edition Notes

Includes: David Copperfield, Pickwick papers

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Other titlesPickwick papers., Oliver Twist., Martin Chuzzlewit.
StatementCondensed by Mary Louise Aswell, illustrated by Donald McKay
ContributionsAswell, Mary Louise, 1902- ed, McKay, Donald, ill
LC ClassificationsPR4552 .A7
The Physical Object
Paginationvii p., 543 p. :
Number of Pages543
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24371034M

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