Jane Austen and the drama of woman
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Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English


  • Austen, Jane, -- 1775-1817 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Austen, Jane, -- 1775-1817 -- Characters -- Women,
  • Women in literature,
  • Social problems in literature

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 190-199.

StatementLeRoy W. Smith.
The Physical Object
Paginationix,206p. ;
Number of Pages206
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23754562M

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