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The Oxford book of humorous prose

from William Caxton to P.G. Wodehouse : a conducted tour

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English prose literature,
  • English wit and humor,
  • American prose literature,
  • American wit and humor

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[compiled and edited] by Frank Muir.
    ContributionsMuir, Frank.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR1285 .O94 1992
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxiv, 1162 p. ;
    Number of Pages1162
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1556237M
    ISBN 100192829599
    LC Control Number91036661


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