1 edition of Chester B. Himes found in the catalog.
Chester B. Himes
Lawrence Patrick Jackson
Written in English
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||Lawrence P. Jackson|
|LC Classifications||PS3515.I713 Z635 2017|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xv, 606 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates|
|Number of Pages||606|
|LC Control Number||2017013307|
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