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The Elephanta suite

Paul Theroux

The Elephanta suite

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Published by Houghton-Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Americans -- India -- Fiction,
  • India -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPaul Theroux.
    GenreFiction
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3570.H4 E44 2008
    The Physical Object
    Pagination274 p. ;
    Number of Pages274
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23165885M
    ISBN 109780547086026
    LC Control Number2009290197


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