Moby Dick: the myth and the symbol
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Moby Dick: the myth and the symbol a study in folklore and literature. by Janez Stanonik

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Published by Ljubljana University Press in [Ljubljana] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Melville, Herman, 1819-1891.

Book details:

Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS2384.M62 S68
The Physical Object
Pagination214 p.
Number of Pages214
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5893312M
LC Control Number63033012
OCLC/WorldCa383243

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