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William Shakespeare"s Richard III

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


  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.,
  • Richard III, King of England, 1452-1485 -- In literature.,
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.,
  • Richard III, King of England, 1452-1485 -- In literature.,
  • English literature -- History and criticism.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesRichard III.
Statementedited with an introduction by Harold Bloom.
SeriesModern critical interpretations
ContributionsBloom, Harold.
LC ClassificationsPR2821 .W55 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 130 p. ;
Number of Pages130
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2388671M
ISBN 100877549370
LC Control Number87017825

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