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Published by Collins in London .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

This translation originally published, London, Secker and Warburg, 1954. - Translation of "Le Pont de la rivière Kwai". Paris, Julliard, 1952.

StatementPierre Boulle ; translated from the French by Xan Fielding.
ContributionsFielding, Xan.
The Physical Object
Pagination157p. ;
Number of Pages157
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14875909M
ISBN 100006132510
OCLC/WorldCa16256467

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