Love in theruins by Walker Percy

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Published by Eyre and Spottiswoode in London .

Written in English

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Originally published, New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1971.

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StatementWalker Percy.
The Physical Object
Pagination(4),403p. ;
Number of Pages403
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15031344M
ISBN 100413447804
OCLC/WorldCa10172403

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