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The Architecture of Happiness Paperback – April 8, 2008

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Vintage; Reprint edition (April 8, 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 280 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0307277240
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0307277244
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.6 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.1 x 0.49 x 8.04 inches
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Alain de Botton is the author of Essays in Love (1993), The Romantic Movement (1994), Kiss and Tell (1995), How Proust can Change your Life (1997), The Consolations of Philosophy (2000) The Art of Travel (2002), Status Anxiety (2004) and most recently, The Architecture of Happiness (2006).

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