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Matters of fact and of fiction

essays, 1973-1976

by Gore Vidal

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  • 27 Currently reading

Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English

Edition Notes

StatementGore Vidal.
LC ClassificationsAC8 .V43 1978
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 285 p. ;
Number of Pages285
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4544844M
ISBN 100394725166
LC Control Number77012537

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