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The Victorian gothic an Edinburgh companion by Andrew Smith

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Published by Edinburgh University Press in Edinburgh .
Written in English


  • English literature,
  • Gothic fiction (Literary genre), English,
  • History and criticism

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Andrew Smith and William Hughes
LC ClassificationsPR830.T3 V53 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 258 p. ;
Number of Pages258
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25351814M
ISBN 100748642498
ISBN 109780748642496, 9780748654970, 9780748654994, 9780748654987
LC Control Number2012427104

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