English literary criticism: restoration and 18th century
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English literary criticism: restoration and 18th century by Samuel Lynn Hynes

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Published by Appleton-Century-Crofts in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Criticism -- Great Britain,
  • English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700,
  • English literature -- 18th century

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesGoldentree books
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 322 p.
Number of Pages322
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16675327M
LC Control Number63013834

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