Henry James and H.G. Wells a record of their friendship, their debate on the art of fiction, and their quarrel by Henry James Jr.

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Published by R. Hart-Davis in London .

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  • Wells, H. G. -- 1866-1946.,
  • James, Henry, -- 1843-1916.,
  • Fiction -- Technique.

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Statementedited with an introduction by Leon Edel & Gordon N. Ray.
ContributionsWells, H. G. 1866-1946., Edel, Leon, 1907-, Ray, Gordon N. 1915-
The Physical Object
Pagination272 p. :
Number of Pages272
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Open LibraryOL18969391M

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