Old English and medieval literature
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Published by T. Nelson & Sons in New York .
Written in English


  • English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500,
  • English literature -- Old English, ca. 450-1100

Book details:

Edition Notes

Half-title: Nelson"s English series; general editor, E. Bernbaum.

Statementselected and edited by Gordon Hall Gerould.
SeriesNelson"s English readings ; v. 1
LC ClassificationsPR1120 .G4, PR1120 .G4
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 351 p. ;
Number of Pages351
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14134207M
LC Control Number29013059

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