Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion

Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion
Author : Andrew Delahunty
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2012-09-13
ISBN 10 : 9780199567461
ISBN 13 : 0199567468
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion Book Description:

Previous ed.: Oxford dictionary of Allusions, 2nd ed., 2005.


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