A Confederacy of Dunces
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Published:
Blackstone Publishing 1997
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Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
12/01/1997
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781483054605
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UG
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Lexile measure:
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John Kennedy Toole. (1997). A Confederacy of Dunces. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

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John Kennedy Toole. 1997. A Confederacy of Dunces. Blackstone Publishing.

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John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces. Blackstone Publishing, 1997.

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John Kennedy Toole. A Confederacy of Dunces. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing, 1997.

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