Horace Walpole and the English novel a study of the influence of "The castle of Otranto", 1764-1820 by Kewal Krishna Mehrotra

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Published by B. Blackwell in Oxford .

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  • Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797.,
  • English fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism.,
  • Romanticism -- England.

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Statement[by] K.K. Mehrotra.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR3757.W2 C35
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii,197 p.
Number of Pages197
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6319592M
LC Control Number35007439
OCLC/WorldCa4845631

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