A century of humor.

by P. G. Wodehouse

Publisher: Hutchinson in London

Written in English
Published: Pages: 1024 Downloads: 581
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Edition Notes

Statementedited by P.G. Wodehouse.
ContributionsWodehouse, P. G. 1881-1975., Editor., Chesterton, G. K. 1874-1936.
LC ClassificationsPN6175 .W6
The Physical Object
Pagination9, xi-xiv p., 1 l.,17-1024 p.
Number of Pages1024
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19080011M

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