- Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
- Paperback: 316 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; First Edition (US) First Printing edition (June 23, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521796385
- ISBN-13: 978-0521796385
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
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The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Women's Writing (Cambridge Companions to Literature) First Edition (US) First Printing Edition
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