Romance of English literature by W. J. Turner

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  • Bible. -- History,
  • English literature -- History and criticism,
  • Philosophy, British,
  • Historiography -- Great Britain

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Other titlesImpressions of English literature.
Statementintroduction by Kate O"Brien; edited by W.J. Turner. With 48 plates in colour and 125 illustrations in black and white.
SeriesBritain in pictures
LC ClassificationsPR85 .T854 1945
The Physical Object
Pagination324 p.
Number of Pages324
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL188049M
LC Control Numbera 45002976

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