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Published by Penguin in Harmondsworth .
Written in English


  • Spanish fiction -- Translations into English

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Edition Notes

This translated collection originally published: 1969.

Other titlesLazarillo de Tormes. 1975.
Statementtranslated from the Spanish by Michael Alpert.
SeriesPenguin classics
ContributionsQuevedo, Francisco de, 1580-1645, Alpert, Michael.
LC ClassificationsPQ6253
The Physical Object
Pagination214 p. ;
Number of Pages214
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14424338M
ISBN 100140442111
LC Control Number75023671

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