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The reviewing and criticism of books

Swinnerton, Frank

The reviewing and criticism of books

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Published by Folcroft Library Editions in [Folcroft, Pa.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Book reviewing.

  • Edition Notes

    Reprint of the 1939 ed. published by Dent, London.

    Statementby Frank Swinnerton, with a foreword by Martin Dent.
    SeriesDent memorial lecture ;, 9th
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN98.B7 S9 1974
    The Physical Object
    Pagination43 p.
    Number of Pages43
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5051791M
    ISBN 100841477906
    LC Control Number74013338
    OCLC/WorldCa980321


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