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Published by W.W. Norton in New York .
Written in English


  • Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- 1812 -- Invasion of Russia, -- Fiction,
  • Russia -- History -- Alexander I, 1801-1825 -- Fiction

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Edition Notes

SeriesNorton critical editions
ContributionsGibian, George,
LC ClassificationsPG3366 V6 M3 1966
The Physical Object
Number of Pages1484
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15247616M

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