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limits of mortality an essay on Wordsworth"s major poems. by David Ferry

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Published by Wesleyan University Press in Middletown, Conn .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Wordsworth, William, -- 1770-1850

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The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 181 p.
Number of Pages181
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14605821M

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