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Published by Foreign Languages Pub. House in Hanoi .
Written in English



  • Vietnam


  • Short stories, Vietnamese -- Translations into English.,
  • Vietnam -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsPL4378.82.E5 W37 1974
The Physical Object
Pagination280 p. ;
Number of Pages280
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5244470M
LC Control Number75316268

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