Bouvard and Pécuchet
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Published by New Directions Book in New York .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Translation of work first published in French in 1881.

Statementby Gustave Flaubert ; trans. by T. W. Earp and G. W. Stonier ; with an intro. by Lionel Trilling.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxvii, 347 p. ;
Number of Pages347
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22903675M
OCLC/WorldCa30710927

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