Before Jane Austen The Shaping of the English Novel in the Eighteenth Century by Harrison Ross Steeves

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Published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston in New York .

Written in English

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  • English fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism

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Statementby Harrison R. Steeves.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR851 .S67
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 399 p.
Number of Pages399
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5945089M
LC Control Number65016486

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