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Prefaces and essays

Saintsbury, George

Prefaces and essays

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Published by Macmillan and co., limited in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882.,
  • Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.,
  • Elton, Oliver, 1861-1945,,
  • English literature -- History and criticism.,
  • French literature -- History and criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    Edited by Oliver Elton.

    Statementby the late George Saintsbury.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN511 .S27
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 466 p.
    Number of Pages466
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6309774M
    LC Control Number34027017
    OCLC/WorldCa1833740


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