Under the volcano by Malcolm Lowry

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Published by New American Library of Canada in [Toronto] .

Written in English

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  • Cuernavaca (Mexico),
  • Mexico


  • Alcoholics -- Fiction.,
  • Consuls -- Fiction.,
  • British -- Mexico -- Fiction.,
  • All Souls" Day -- Fiction.,
  • Cuernavaca (Mexico) -- Fiction.

Edition Notes

Book details

Statementwith an introd. by Stephen Spender.
SeriesA Signet book
LC ClassificationsPZ3.L9563 Un3, PR6023.O96 Un3
The Physical Object
Pagination406 p.
Number of Pages406
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5516251M
LC Control Number73487851

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