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Published by Angus & Robertson in Sydney .
Written in English


  • Literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.,
  • Criticism -- History.

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Edition Notes

Statementby William A. Amiet.
LC ClassificationsPN441 .A6
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 263 p. ;
Number of Pages263
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6356932M
LC Control Number37020315

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