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Supernatural fiction in early modern drama and culture

Ryan Curtis Friesen

Supernatural fiction in early modern drama and culture

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Published by Sussex Academic Press in Brighton [England], Portland, Or .
Written in English

  • English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism,
  • Occultism in literature,
  • Magic in literature,
  • English drama -- 17th century -- History and criticism,
  • Renaissance -- England,
  • Occultism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementRyan Curtis Friesen.
    LC ClassificationsPR658.O3 F75 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23081897M
    ISBN 109781845193294
    LC Control Number2009005823

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