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Jonathan Swift, the contemporary background

Jonathan Swift, the contemporary background

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Published by Barnes & Noble Books in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745 -- Sources.,
    • Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745 -- Contemporaries.,
    • Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 217-219.

      StatementClive T. Probyn.
      SeriesLiterature in context
      ContributionsProbyn, Clive T.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR3727 .J64 1979
      The Physical Object
      Pagination219 p. :
      Number of Pages219
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4445908M
      LC Control Number79107800


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