British Writers - Classics (British Writers) by Jay Parini

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  • Literary studies: general,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • English,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Literary,
  • Language, Literature And Biography,
  • English literature,
  • Literary,
  • History and criticism

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Number of Pages393
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Open LibraryOL7720751M
ISBN 100684312530
ISBN 109780684312538

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