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Decadence Mandchoue: The China Memoirs of Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse

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For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. Dec 28, Andrew Galbraith rated it it was amazing Shelves: Decadence mandchoue Edmund Trelawny Backhouse: This work, written shortly before the author’s death inwas dismissed by Trevor-Roper as nothing more than a pornographic noveletteA” and lay for decades forgotten and unpublished in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University.

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