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The Book of Heroic Failures

by Stephen Pile

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  • 33 Currently reading

Published by Penguin Books in London .
Written in English


About the Edition

One of a series designed as an introduction to literature. It is graded into six levels, and each book contains an introduction and exercises. It is designed for students of English as a foreign or as a second language, and for reluctant readers. This book is about funny things going wrong.

Edition Notes

The Book of Heroic Failures first published by Routledge & Kegan Paul 1979. Published in Penguin Books 1990. This adaptation published by Penguin Books 1995.

StatementRetold by Stephen Waller
SeriesPenguin Readers. Level 3
ContributionsDerek Strange (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7357623M
ISBN 100140814833
ISBN 109780140814835
OCLC/WorldCa36276538

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