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Published by New American Library in New York, NY .
Written in English



  • Boston (Mass.),
  • London (England)


  • Bridges -- Design and construction -- Fiction,
  • Married people -- Fiction,
  • Mistresses -- Fiction,
  • Civil engineers -- Fiction,
  • Boston (Mass.) -- Fiction,
  • London (England) -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Willa Cather ; with an introduction by Sharon O"Brien.
LC ClassificationsPS3505.A87 A7 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination178 p. ;
Number of Pages178
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2388056M
ISBN 100452008751
LC Control Number87017167

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