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Jacobus for their sharing friendship out of which this paper grew.
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Book title: Women and Western American Literature.
Contributors: Helen Winter Stauffer - Author, Susan J. Rosowski - Author.
Place of publication: Troy, NY.
Publication year: 1982.
Page number: 49.
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