Philip Roth reader. by Philip Roth

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Published by J. Cape in London .

Written in English

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Includes bibliographical references.

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LC ClassificationsPS3568.O855 P47x 1981
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiii, 483 p. ;
Number of Pages483
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2672758M
ISBN 100224019228
LC Control Number85673646

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