Victorian literature from 1830 to 1900

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Published by Bloomsbury in London .

Written in English

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  • English literature -- 19th century -- Dictionaries,
  • English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism,
  • English literature -- 19th century -- Bio-bibliography,
  • Authors, English -- 19th century -- Biography -- Dictionaries

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Other titlesBloomsbury guide to English literature. 1989.
Statementedited by Jane Thomas.
GenreDictionaries., Bio-bibliography., Biography
SeriesBloomsbury guides to English literature
ContributionsThomas, Jane.
The Physical Object
Pagination242 p. ;
Number of Pages242
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18624603M
ISBN 100747512868
LC Control Number95032542
OCLC/WorldCa31471463

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