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Nabokov's Favorite Word Is Mauve

What the Numbers Reveal About the Classics, Bestsellers, and Our Own Writing

by Ben Blatt

Hardcover, 271 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $25 |

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Nabokov's Favorite Word Is Mauve
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What the Numbers Reveal About the Classics, Bestsellers, and Our Own Writing
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