Confessions (inbunden)
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Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
628
Utgivningsdatum
1992-05-01
Upplaga
New ed
Förlag
Everyman's Library
Medarbetare
Furbank, P. N. (introd.)
Dimensioner
206 x 136 x 42 mm
Vikt
802 g
Komponenter
acid-free paper
ISBN
9781857150841
Confessions (inbunden)

Confessions

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This autobiography includes the record of a sexual and spiritual quest, exploring the deepest recesses of the author's mind while narrating the farcical comedy of errors which was his life. P.N. Furbank is the author of E.M. Forster: A Life.
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