William Wycherley
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Published by T. Fisher Unwin, Scribner in London, New York .
Written in English


  • Wycherley, William, -- 1640-1716

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Edition Notes

Other titlesLove in a wood; or, St. James"s Park., Gentleman dancing master., Country wife., Plain dealer.
Statementedited with an introd. and notes by W. C. Ward.
SeriesThe Mermaid series
ContributionsWard, William C., ed., Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron, 1800-1859.
The Physical Object
Paginationxlviii, 508 p. :
Number of Pages508
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23375209M

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