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Richardson"s Familiar letters and the domestic conduct books Richardson"s Æesop by Katherine Gee Hornbeak

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Published by Smith College, Departments of Modern Languages of Smith College in Northampton, Mass .
Written in English


  • Richardson, Samuel, 1689-1761 -- Criticism and interpretation.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Katherine Hornbeak.
SeriesSmith College studies in modern languages., [v. XIX, no. 2. January, 1938]
LC ClassificationsPB13 .S6 vol. 19, no. 2
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 50 p.
Number of Pages50
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6368984M
LC Control Number38010739

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