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Published by Böhlau in Köln .
Written in English


  • English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.

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Edition Notes

StatementRolf P. Lessenich.
LC ClassificationsPR445 .L47 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 490 p. ;
Number of Pages490
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1791763M
ISBN 103412003883
LC Control Number89189281

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