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Published by Oxford Univ Pr (T) .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • 16th to 18th century fiction,
  • Myth & legend told as fiction,
  • Poetry texts & anthologies,
  • French Poetry,
  • Fiction,
  • French,
  • Poetry,
  • Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology

Book details:

Edition Notes

Oxford World"s Classics

ContributionsMaya Slater (Editor), Christopher Wood (Translator)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages418
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10127644M
ISBN 100192837850
ISBN 109780192837851
OCLC/WorldCa228268236

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