wild ass"s skin ; The quest of the absolute by HonorГ© de Balzac

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Published by P.F Collier in New York .

Written in English

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Edition Notes

Translation of: Peau de chagrin and Recherche de l"absolu.

Book details

Other titlesQuest of the absolute.
Statement[Honoré de Balzac].
Series[Hinman collection], Honoré de Balzac in twenty-five volumes -- v. 21
ContributionsBalzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850
The Physical Object
Pagination504 p. :
Number of Pages504
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22300389M

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