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confederacy of dunces by John Kennedy Toole

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Published by Grove Press in New York .
Written in English



  • New Orleans (La.)


  • Mothers and sons -- Fiction.,
  • Young men -- Fiction.,
  • New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction.

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Edition Notes

StatementJohn Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy.
SeriesAn Evergreen book
LC ClassificationsPS3570.O54 C66 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination405 p. ;
Number of Pages405
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2372414M
ISBN 100802130186, 0802130208
LC Control Number87000408

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