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Published by Oxford University Press .
Written in English


  • English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism

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SeriesHome university library of modern knowledge
The Physical Object
Pagination159 p.
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15095275M
LC Control Number13005638

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