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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • German literature -- 19th century,
  • German literature -- 20th century

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Edition Notes

89204-v.1. The liberal age, 1830-1870.

Statemented. by Ernst Feise and Harry Steinhauer [under the editorship of William G. Moulton]
ContributionsSteinhauer, Harry, 1905-
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23265625M

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