Chaucer and the Canterbury tales. by William Witherle Lawrence

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Published by Biblo and Tannen in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Chaucer, Geoffrey, -- d. 1400,
  • Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [169]-173.

Book details

The Physical Object
Paginationix, 184 p.
Number of Pages184
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23252034M
LC Control Number72079514

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