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Published by University Microfilms in Ann Arbor .
Written in English


  • Fairy tales

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Story of Diamond, the coachman"s son, who escapes the tawdry back streets of Victorian London when he is swept off by the capricious North Wind.

Edition Notes

Originally published: London : Strahan, 1871.

Statementby George Macdonald ; illustrated by Arthur Hughes.
SeriesLegacy library facsimile
ContributionsHughes, Arthur, 1832-1915, ill.
The Physical Object
Pagination378 p. :
Number of Pages378
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22943677M
LC Control Number66010386

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