American literature and social change William Dean Howells to Arthur Miller by Michael Spindler

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  • American literature -- History and criticism.,
  • Social problems in literature.,
  • Economics in literature.,
  • Capitalism in literature.,
  • Consumption (Economics) in literature.,
  • Industries in literature.

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StatementMichael Spindler.
LC ClassificationsPS169.S57 S74 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 236 p. ;
Number of Pages236
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3186491M
ISBN 100253306450
LC Control Number83047514

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