Comedy in Germany in the first half of the eighteenth century

by Betsy Aikin-Sneath

Publisher: The Clarendon press in Oxford

Written in English
Published: Pages: 122 Downloads: 47
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  • German drama (Comedy) -- History and criticism,
  • German drama -- 18th century -- History and criticism,
  • Comedy

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Statementby Betsy Aikin-Sneath.
SeriesOxford studies in modern languages and literature
LC ClassificationsPT643 .R63
The Physical Object
Pagination4 p. l., 122 p., 1 l.
Number of Pages122
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6357276M
LC Control Number37021137

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