Tendencies in renaissance literary theory by Basil Willey

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  • Literature -- History and criticism,
  • Renaissance

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Other titlesLe Bas prize essay 1921-22.
Statementby Basil Willey.
LC ClassificationsPN721 .W5
The Physical Object
Pagination48 p.
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6657642M
LC Control Number23014832

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