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Title:The Glimpses of the Moon
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Signet Classics
ISBN:0451526686
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Number of Pages:272
Category:Classics, Fiction, Romance

The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton, Regina Barreca

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Glimpses of the Moon Set in the posh milieu that Wharton knew so intimately The Glimpses of the Moon is a sweeping portrait of a couple caught up in the trappings of privilege and driven by a reckless all consuming ambition

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