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Sanity in bedlam a study of Robert Burton"s Anatomy of melancholy by Lawrence Babb

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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English


  • Burton, Robert, 1577-1640,
  • Depression, Mental, in literature,
  • Melancholy in literature

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Edition Notes

StatementLawrence Babb.
LC ClassificationsPR2224 .B3 1977
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 116 p. ;
Number of Pages116
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4545547M
ISBN 100837198569
LC Control Number77013309

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