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A fairly honourable defeat.

Iris Murdoch

A fairly honourable defeat.

by Iris Murdoch

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Published by Viking Press in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

77650

The Physical Object
Pagination436 p.
Number of Pages436
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23253385M
ISBN 100670305332
OCLC/WorldCa50292

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