craft of writing by R. J. McMaster

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Published by Longman Canada in Don Mills, Ont .

Written in English

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  • English language -- Composition and exercises -- Study and teaching (Secondary),
  • English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching (Secondary)

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StatementR.J. McMaster.
SeriesLongmans English composition
LC ClassificationsPE 1408 M167 1965
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 144 p. ;
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18454939M

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