Epic and romance essays on medieval literature by William Paton Ker

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Published by Dover in New York .

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This edition oi a reprint of 2. revised edition originally published by Macmillan and Company in 1908

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Pagination398 s.
Number of Pages398
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Open LibraryOL26430343M
ISBN 100486203557
ISBN 109780486203553

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