Shakespeare and the Eighteenth-Century Novel: cultures of quotation from Samuel Richardson to Jane Austen

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Shakespeare and the Eighteenth-Century Novel : cultures of quotation from Samuel Richardson to Jane Austen. / Rumbold, Kate.

Cambridge University Press, 2016. 254 p.

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