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Four Plays: Anna Christie / The Hairy Ape / The Emperor Jones / Beyond the Horizon

Four Plays: Anna Christie / The Hairy Ape / The Emperor Jones / Beyond the Horizon

1998 ·
·3.9·148 Ratings ·336 Pages
“ Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage: it can be delightful. ” ― George Bernard Shaw
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