Napoleon symphony by Anthony Burgess

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Published by Norton in New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • France

Subjects:

  • Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 -- Fiction.,
  • France -- Kings and rulers -- Fiction.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementAnthony Burgess.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6052.U638 N36 1980
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 365 p. ;
Number of Pages365
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4418883M
ISBN 100393009645
LC Control Number79023059

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