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Published by University of Pennsylvania Press in Philadelphia .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • France

Subjects:

  • Aristocracy (Social class) -- Fiction,
  • British -- France -- Fiction,
  • France -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Daphne Du Maurier.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6007.U47 S37 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL51880M
ISBN 10081221725X
LC Control Number99058082

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