A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

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Nimmo and Bain, 1882 - 394 páginas
 

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This 250 year old novel was a fictional satire on a more serious non-fictional account of a journey through France and Italy by Sterne's contemporary Tobias Smollett. The satire is in the fact that ... Leer comentario completo

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