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A fifth of November by Paul West

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Published by New Directions in New York .
Written in English



  • Great Britain


  • Garnet, Henry, 1555-1606 -- Fiction,
  • Gunpowder Plot, 1605 -- Fiction,
  • Great Britain -- History -- James I, 1603-1625 -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementPaul West.
LC ClassificationsPS3573.E8247 F54 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination362 p. ;
Number of Pages362
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6796014M
ISBN 100811214672
LC Control Number00066840

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