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Published by Twayne Publishers in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Congreve, William, 1670-1729 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • English drama (Comedy) -- History and criticism

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 181-192.

Statementby Maximillian E. Novak.
SeriesTwayne"s English authors series,, 112
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR3366 .N6
The Physical Object
Pagination197 p.
Number of Pages197
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5446254M
LC Control Number73125258

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