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Diderot A Critical Biography by Philip Nicholas Furbank

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Published by Knopf .
Written in English


  • French Prose,
  • Diderot, Denis,,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Philosophers,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • General,
  • France,
  • Diderot, Denis,
  • Non-Classifiable,
  • Authors, French,
  • 1713-1784,
  • 18th century,
  • Biography

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages524
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7698641M
ISBN 100679414215
ISBN 109780679414216

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