Presiding ideas in Wordsworth"s poetry
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Published by Gordian Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Wordsworth, William, -- 1770-1850 -- Criticism and interpretation.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography, p. 87-92.

Statementby Melvin M. Rader.
LC ClassificationsPR5888
The Physical Object
Pagination95 p. ;
Number of Pages95
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19583842M

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