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The city and the pillar by Gore Vidal

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Published by New American Library in New York .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Statementby Gore Vidal.
SeriesSignet book -- 773.
ContributionsAvati, James, 1912-
The Physical Object
Pagination192 p.
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19869191M

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