Hard times for these times.

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Published by Rinehart in New York .

Written in English

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  • England

Subjects:

  • Social problems -- Fiction.,
  • Utilitarianism -- Fiction.,
  • Education -- Fiction.,
  • England -- Fiction.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementIntrod. by William W. Watt.
GenreFiction.
SeriesRinehart editions,, 95
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ3.D55 H23, PR4561 H23
The Physical Object
Pagination274 p.
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6247017M
ISBN 100030098750
LC Control Number58007847
OCLC/WorldCa1548639

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