The Oxford book of English ghost stories



Publisher: Oxford University Press in Oxford

Written in English
Published: Pages: 504 Downloads: 508
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  • Ghost stories, English

Edition Notes

Other titlesEnglish ghost stories
Statementchosen by Michael Cox and R.A. Gilbert.
ContributionsCox, Michael, 1948-2009., Gilbert, R. A.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR1309.G5 O94 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 504 p. ;
Number of Pages504
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23536737M
ISBN 10019955630X
ISBN 109780199556304
LC Control Number2009290734

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