Dramatic scenes and characters by W. J Linton

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Published by Kegan, Paul, Trench in London .

Written in English

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  • English poetry.

About the Edition

Excerpts from dramatic works from Chaucer to Swinburne.

Edition Notes

First published in 1883.

Book details

Statemented. by W.J. Linton and R.H. Stoddard.
SeriesEnglish verse -- (v. 4)
ContributionsStoddard, Richard Henry, 1825-1903.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi, 342 p. ;
Number of Pages342
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19976724M

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