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Published by Century in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • English wit and humor.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesSpectator.
Statementforeword by Wallace Arnold ; edited by Christopher Howse.
ContributionsHowse, Christopher.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN6175 .W56 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 210 p. :
Number of Pages210
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1953306M
ISBN 100712629033
LC Control Number90180492
OCLC/WorldCa19774220

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