English literature, modern by G. H. Mair

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  • English literature -- History and criticism

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Bibliography: p. 251-252.

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Statementby G. H. Mair.
SeriesHome university library of modern knowledge -- no. 27
The Physical Object
Paginationvi p., 1 l., [9]-256 p.
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23755774M

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