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The tale of Murasaki

a novel

by Liza Dalby

  • 97 Want to read
  • 8 Currently reading

Published by Anchor Books in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Oorspr. geb. uitg.: New York : Talese, 2000.

StatementLiza Dalby
The Physical Object
PaginationXVII, 396 p. ;
Number of Pages396
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24952157M
ISBN 100385721153
ISBN 109780385721158
OCLC/WorldCa67269908


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