Terra nostra by Carlos Fuentes

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Published by Penguin in Harmondsworth .

Written in English

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Edition Notes

This translation originally published, London: Secker, 1977.

Book details

Statementtranslated by Margaret Sayers Peden.
SeriesKing Penguin
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21142295M
ISBN 100140081313
OCLC/WorldCa456474147

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