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The nature of Alexander

Mary Renault

The nature of Alexander

by Mary Renault

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Published by Penguin in Harmondsworth .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Alexander, -- the Great, -- 356-323 B.C.,
  • Macedonia -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMary Renault.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDF234
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 276 p. :
    Number of Pages276
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20664743M
    ISBN 100140062548

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