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Oil for the lamps of China.

Alice Tisdale Hobart

Oil for the lamps of China.

by Alice Tisdale Hobart

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Published by Cassell in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

First published 1934.

ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21325570M

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The young protagonist, Stephen Chase, is. The young protagonist, Stephen Chase, is successful in understanding China and building business, but in the turmoil of China's Nationalist Revolution of the s, he is betrayed by the company and by the new China which emerges.

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