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The clerk"s prologue and tale from the Canterbury tales. Edited with introd., notes and glossary by James Winny. by Geoffrey Chaucer

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Published by University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Includes bibliography.

SeriesSelected tales from Chaucer
ContributionsWinny, James, ed.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 112 p. illus. ;
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19353510M

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