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The gold bug variations

Richard Powers

The gold bug variations

by Richard Powers

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Published by W. Morrow in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementRichard Powers.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3566.O92
The Physical Object
Pagination639 p. ;
Number of Pages639
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22396044M
ISBN 100688098916

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