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Published by Penguin Books in [Harmondsworth, Eng.] .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

StatementA new translation by Dorothy L. Sayers.
SeriesPenguin classics
ContributionsSayers, Dorothy L. 1893-1957, tr.
LC ClassificationsPQ1521 .E
The Physical Object
Pagination206 p.
Number of Pages206
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18365864M
ISBN 100140440755
LC Control Number58002644

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