Bernard Shaw and his publishers by Bernard Shaw

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Published by University of Toronto Press in Toronto, Buffalo .

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  • Shaw, Bernard, -- 1856-1950 -- Correspondence,
  • Dramatists, Irish -- 20th century -- Correspondence

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-232) and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Michel W. Pharand.
SeriesSelected correspondence of Bernard Shaw
ContributionsPharand, Michel W.
LC ClassificationsPR5366 .A4 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationxl, 243 p., 4 p. of plates :
Number of Pages243
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23683596M
ISBN 100802089615
ISBN 109780802089618
LC Control Number2009502309

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