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'One walked of course with one's eyes greatly open' (Henry James): London Sights in Alvin Langdon Coburn, Henry James, and Joseph Pennell

By Douglas Tallack


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Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.1080/09502360903230714
OAI identifier: oai:lra.le.ac.uk:2381/8633

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