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A Book of English Literature, Volume 2

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - English literature - 1916 - 530 pages
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A Book of English Literature, Selected and Ed, Volume 1

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - English literature - 1916 - 964 pages
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Readings in English Prose of the Nineteenth Century, Part 2

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1917 - 372 pages
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Selections and Essays

John Ruskin - English essays - 1918 - 454 pages
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Reading-literature, Book 8

1919 - 478 pages
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Essays, English and American

Raymond Macdonald Alden - American essays - 1920 - 492 pages
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Christian Art in the Place and in the Form of Lutheran Worship

Paul Edward Kretzmann - Architecture - 1921 - 444 pages
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The Art of Description

Marjorie Hope Nicolson - Art - 1925 - 472 pages
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The sea-stories

John Ruskin - Architecture - 1925 - 468 pages
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Outlines of English Literature: With Readings

William Joseph Long - English literature - 1925 - 844 pages
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