Appointment in Samarra by John O"Hara

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Published by Panther in London .

Written in English

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  • Fiction in English.

Edition Notes

Originally published, New York , Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1934 London , Faber, 1935.

Book details

StatementJohn O"Hara.
The Physical Object
Pagination220p. ;
Number of Pages220
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15081534M
ISBN 100586046763

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