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A Fine Brush on Ivory

An Appreciation of Jane Austen

by Richard Jenkyns

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  • 27 Currently reading

Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages232
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7403131M
ISBN 100199210993
ISBN 109780199210992

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