Miles to Babylon a play in two acts by Ann Harson

Cover of: Miles to Babylon | Ann Harson

Published by McFarland in Jefferson, N.C .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Drama,
  • Morphine abuse,
  • Family

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementAnn Harson ; with an introduction by Stephen A. Black and a review by Robert S. McLean
ContributionsBlack, Stephen A., McLean, Robert S.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3608.A78392 M55 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 136 p. :
Number of Pages136
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24791760M
ISBN 100786459190
ISBN 109780786459193
LC Control Number2010030956
OCLC/WorldCa607613300

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