- Series: Studies in Austrian Literature, Culture, and Thought Translation Series
- Paperback: 212 pages
- Publisher: Ariadne Pr (August 15, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1572411147
- ISBN-13: 978-1572411142
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,499,659 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jewish Life: Tales from Nineteenth-Century Europe (Studies in Austrian Literature, Culture, and Thought. Translation Series)
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