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The poems of Thomas Hardy a critical introduction. by Kenneth Marsden

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Published by Athlone P. in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928 -- Poetic works

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 236-237.

Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR4754 .M3 1969
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 247 p.
Number of Pages247
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5157643M
ISBN 100485111047
LC Control Number74431953

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