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The common pursuit

Simon Gray

The common pursuit

scenes from the literary life

by Simon Gray

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Published by Methuen in London, New York .
Written in English


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StatementSimon Gray.
The Physical Object
Pagination105 p., [4] p. of plates :
Number of Pages105
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23372442M


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