Literature and criticism

by H. Coombes

Publisher: Penguin Books in Harmondsworth, Eng

Written in English
Published: Pages: 160 Downloads: 552
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  • Criticism,
  • Literature,
  • History and criticism

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementH. Coombes
LC ClassificationsPN81 .C76 1963
The Physical Object
Pagination160 p. ;
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26570548M

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