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Published by Modern Library, 1919. in New York .
Written in English


  • Prévost, -- abbé, -- 1697-1763.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesManon Lescaut
Statementby Alphonse Daudet. Manon Lescaut /Antoine François Prévost.. --
SeriesModern library of the world"s best books
The Physical Object
Pagination319 p. -- ;
Number of Pages319
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19297355M

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