The Signet classic book of 18th- and 19th century British drama

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Statementedited and with an introduction by Katharine Rogers.
SeriesA signet classic
ContributionsRogers, Katharine M. 1932-
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Open LibraryOL22312565M
ISBN 100451512650

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