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Published by Collier in New York .
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Edition Notes

StatementDryden, Sheridan, Goldsmith, Shelley, Browning, Byron ; with introductions and notes
SeriesHarvard classics -- v. 18, Harvard classics -- v. 18
ContributionsDryden, John, 1631-1700., Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816., Goldsmith, Oliver, 1730?-1774., Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822., Browning, Robert, 1812-1889., Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824.
The Physical Object
Pagination450 p., 1 leaf of plates ; 21 cm
Number of Pages450
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14717233M

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