Poetics and Rhetoric (Barnes & Noble Classics) (Paperback)

Poetics and Rhetoric (Barnes & Noble Classics) By Aristotle, S. H. Butcher (Translator), W. Rhys Roberts (Translator) Cover Image
By Aristotle, S. H. Butcher (Translator), W. Rhys Roberts (Translator)
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&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RPoetics and Rhetoric&&L/I&&R, by &&LSTRONG&&RAristotle&&L/B&&R&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R
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Product Details
ISBN: 9781593083076
ISBN-10: 1593083076
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
Publication Date: January 1st, 2006
Pages: 576
Language: English
Series: Barnes & Noble Classics