Some characteristics of Scots literature by Smith, James Cruickshanks

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Published by Norwood Editions in Norwood, Pa .

Written in English

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  • Scotland


  • Scottish literature -- History and criticism,
  • National characteristics, Scottish, in literature,
  • Scotland -- In literature

Edition Notes

Reprint of the 1912 ed. printed by H. Hart, at the University Press, Oxford, which was issued as Leaflet no. 22 of the English Association.

Book details

Statementby J. C. Smith.
LC ClassificationsPR8516 .S5 1977
The Physical Object
Pagination12 p. ;
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4558436M
ISBN 100848261666
LC Control Number77028887

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