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Published by New York Review Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Children -- Fiction,
  • Pirates -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Originally published: The innocent voyage. Boston : Harper, 1929.

    StatementRichard Hughes ; introduction by Francine Prose.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6015.U35 H5 1999
    The Physical Object
    Pagination279 p. ;
    Number of Pages279
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL32679M
    ISBN 100940322153
    LC Control Number99014565


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