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Commonplace (Hesperus Classics)

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Published by Hesperus Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • 19th century fiction,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Fiction,
  • Literature: Classics,
  • Classics,
  • FICTION_GENERAL,
  • Fiction / General,
  • Fiction / Literary,
  • GREAT BRITAIN_FICTION,
  • SISTERS_FICTION,
  • Great Britain,
  • Sisters,
  • Social conditions

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsAndrew Motion (Foreword)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages116
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8950917M
ISBN 101843911191
ISBN 109781843911197
OCLC/WorldCa58455715

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