Thalaba the Destroyer, Volumen 2

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809
 

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Surprisingly good. The verse isn't anything to write home about, but there's an enjoyable story in there; kind of an Arabian Nights thing with a splash of Conan the Barbarian. Leer reseña completa

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