Cyril Connolly a life by Jeremy Lewis

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Published by Jonathan Cape in London .

Written in English

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  • Great Britain

Subjects:

  • Connolly, Cyril, 1903-1974.,
  • Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography.,
  • Editors -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
  • Critics -- Great Britain -- Biography.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 617-623) and index.

Book details

StatementJeremy Lewis.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6005.O393 Z75 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 653 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages653
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL778376M
ISBN 100224037102
LC Control Number97179762
OCLC/WorldCa37146314

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