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The city and the pillar.

Gore Vidal

The city and the pillar.

by Gore Vidal

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Published by Heinemann in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Previous edition, New York: Dutton, 1948. First published in Great Britain, London: Lehmann, 1949.

ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17194918M

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