Shakspere"s Troilus & Cressida (a concise bibliography)
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Shakspere"s Troilus & Cressida (a concise bibliography) by Samuel Aaron Tannenbaum

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Published by Folcroft Library Editions in [Folcroft, Pa.] .
Written in English



  • Troy (Extinct city)


  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. -- Bibliography.,
  • Troilus (Legendary character) in literature -- Bibliography.,
  • Trojan War -- Literature and the war -- Bibliography.,
  • English drama -- Roman influences -- Bibliography.,
  • Cressida (Fictitious character) -- Bibliography.,
  • Princes in literature -- Bibliography.,
  • Troy (Extinct city) -- In literature -- Bibliography.

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Edition Notes

Reprint of the 1943 ed. published by the author in New York, which was issued as no. 29 of his series: Elizabethan bibliographies.

Statementby Samuel A. Tannenbaum and Dorothy R. Tannenbaum.
ContributionsTannenbaum, Dorothy (Rosenzweig) joint author.
LC ClassificationsZ8812.T7 T3 1973, PR2836 T3 1973
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 44 p.
Number of Pages44
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5419338M
ISBN 100841485003
LC Control Number73012284

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