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Published by Chelsea House Publishers in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Synge, J. M. 1871-1909.,
  • Synge, J. M. 1871-1909.,
  • English literature -- History and criticism.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesPlayboy of the western world.
Statementedited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.
SeriesModern critical interpretations
ContributionsBloom, Harold.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR5532.P53 J64 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 143 p. ;
Number of Pages143
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2397609M
ISBN 101555460313
LC Control Number87027461

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