delighted states a book of novels, romances, & their unknown translators, containing ten languages, set on four continents & accompanied by maps, portraits, squiggles, illustrations & a variety of helpful indexes by Adam Thirlwell

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  • Fiction -- History and criticism,
  • Fiction -- Translations -- History and criticism

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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StatementAdam Thirlwell.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN3491 .T55 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19472546M
ISBN 100374137226
ISBN 109780374137229
LC Control Number2008004533

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