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The Left Hand of Darkness (Penguin Galaxy) Hardcover – October 25, 2016

4.3 out of 5 stars 997 ratings
Book 4 of 7 in the Hainish Cycle Series

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  • Series: Penguin Galaxy
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics (October 25, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0143111590
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143111597
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.6 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Customer Reviews: 4.3 out of 5 stars997 customer ratings
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