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The Enormous Room

E. E. Cummings

Publisher: Charles River Editors

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The Enormous Room is a famous autobiographical novel written by the American author E.E. Cummings.  The book centers around Cummings’ temporary imprisonment in France during World War I.  This edition includes a table of contents.

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