Shakespeare"s characters in eighteenth-century criticism by David Lovett

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Published by Norwood Editions in Norwood, Pa .

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  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation -- History -- 18th century.,
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters.,
  • Characters and characteristics in literature.,
  • Realism in literature.

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Other titlesShakespeare as a poet of realism in the eighteenth century.
Statementby David Lovett.
LC ClassificationsPR2968 .L6 1978
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 267-289 ;
Number of Pages289
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4720319M
ISBN 100848215486
LC Control Number78007322

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