Dickens and the Exploding World: Self and Others in Great Expectations

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Dickens and the Exploding World : Self and Others in Great Expectations. / Rainsford, Dominic.

Charles Dickens, Modernism, Modernity. ed. / Nathalie Vanfasse; Christine Huguet. Vol. 2 Paris : Editions du Sagittaire, 2014. p. 121-136.

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Harvard

Rainsford, D 2014, Dickens and the Exploding World: Self and Others in Great Expectations. in N Vanfasse & C Huguet (eds), Charles Dickens, Modernism, Modernity. vol. 2, Editions du Sagittaire, Paris, pp. 121-136, Cerisy-la-Salle, France, 26/08/2011.

APA

Rainsford, D. (2014). Dickens and the Exploding World: Self and Others in Great Expectations. In N. Vanfasse, & C. Huguet (Eds.), Charles Dickens, Modernism, Modernity (Vol. 2, pp. 121-136). Paris: Editions du Sagittaire.

CBE

Rainsford D. 2014. Dickens and the Exploding World: Self and Others in Great Expectations. Vanfasse N, Huguet C, editors. In Charles Dickens, Modernism, Modernity. Paris: Editions du Sagittaire. pp. 121-136.

MLA

Rainsford, Dominic "Dickens and the Exploding World: Self and Others in Great Expectations". and Vanfasse, Nathalie Huguet, Christine (editors). Charles Dickens, Modernism, Modernity. Paris: Editions du Sagittaire. 2014, 121-136.

Vancouver

Rainsford D. Dickens and the Exploding World: Self and Others in Great Expectations. In Vanfasse N, Huguet C, editors, Charles Dickens, Modernism, Modernity. Vol. 2. Paris: Editions du Sagittaire. 2014. p. 121-136

Author

Rainsford, Dominic. / Dickens and the Exploding World : Self and Others in Great Expectations. Charles Dickens, Modernism, Modernity. editor / Nathalie Vanfasse ; Christine Huguet. Vol. 2 Paris : Editions du Sagittaire, 2014. pp. 121-136

Bibtex

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