town & the city. by Jack Kerouac

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Published by Harcourt, Brace in New York .

Written in English

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LC ClassificationsPZ3.K4596 To
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Pagination499 p.
Number of Pages499
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Open LibraryOL14150772M
LC Control Number50005679

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