Tristram Shandy
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Tristram Shandy by Max Byrd

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Published by Unwin Hyman in London .
Written in English


  • Sterne, Laurence, -- 1713-1768.

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Edition Notes

StatementMax Byrd.
SeriesUnwin critical library
LC ClassificationsPR3714.T73
The Physical Object
Pagination160p. ;
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20943514M
ISBN 100044451490

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