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Published by Norwood Editions in Norwood, Pa .
Written in English



  • England


  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- Literature,
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- Mythology,
  • Classicism -- England -- History -- 16th century,
  • English literature -- Classical influences,
  • Civilization, Classical, in literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby F. S. Boas.
LC ClassificationsPR3037 .B6 1976
The Physical Object
Pagination28 p. ;
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4890711M
ISBN 100848202538
LC Control Number76022723

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