portrayal of women in recent English-Canadian fiction by Helen Hoy

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  • Canadian fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Women in literature.

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Statementby Helen Hoy.
ContributionsToronto, Ont. University.
The Physical Object
Pagination410 leaves.
Number of Pages410
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Open LibraryOL20841220M

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