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A carnival of modern humor by P. G. Wodehouse

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Published by Delacorte Press in New York .
Written in English


  • American wit and humor.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by P. G. Wodehouse and Scott Meredith.
ContributionsMeredith, Scott, joint comp.
LC ClassificationsPN6162 .W62
The Physical Object
Pagination240 p.
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5534445M
LC Control Number67011020

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