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The limits of metaphor a study of Melville, Conrad, and Faulkner by J. Guetti

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Published by Cornell U.P. .
Written in English


  • Melville, Herman, -- 1819-1891.,
  • Conrad, J.,
  • Faulkner, William, -- 1897-1962.

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Statementby J. Guetti.
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Open LibraryOL22825282M

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