- Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
- Paperback: 282 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press (April 12, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521735556
- ISBN-13: 978-0521735551
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,934,057 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of New York (Cambridge Companions to Literature)
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