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To a distant island

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Published by Paul Dry Books in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Sakhalin (Sakhalinskai͡a︡ oblastʹ, Russia),
  • Russia (Federation),
  • Sakhalin (Sakhalinskai͡a︡ oblastʹ)
    • Subjects:
    • Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904 -- Fiction.,
    • Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904 -- Travel -- Russia (Federation) -- Sakhalin (Sakhalinskai͡a︡ oblastʹ),
    • Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904.,
    • McConkey, James -- Travel -- Italy -- Florence.,
    • Exiles -- Russia (Federation) -- Sakhalin (Sakhalinskai͡a︡ oblastʹ),
    • English teachers -- Biography.,
    • Physicians -- Fiction.,
    • Authors -- Fiction.,
    • Exiles -- Fiction.,
    • Sakhalin (Sakhalinskai͡a︡ oblastʹ, Russia) -- Description and travel.,
    • Sakhalin (Sakhalinskai͡a︡ oblastʹ, Russia) -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJames McConkey ; foreword by Jay Parini.
      GenreFiction., Biography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3563.C3435 T6 2000
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 203 p. :
      Number of Pages203
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6794762M
      ISBN 100966491351
      LC Control Number00063640
      OCLC/WorldCa44860867


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