English Literature: Its History and Its Significance for the Life of the English-speaking World : a Text-book for Schools

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Ginn, 1909 - 582 էջ
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This old book has some interesting original plates in it, and in great shape being over a hundred years old, including a color plate in the front of the book, "Canterbury Pilgrims" that is separated with a tissue paper with the caption in red ink. Read full review

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