Victorian Lessons in Empathy and Difference

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Victorian Lessons in Empathy and Difference. / Mitchell, Rebecca.

Ohio State University Press, 2011. 168 p. (Victorian critical interventions).

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Mitchell, R 2011, Victorian Lessons in Empathy and Difference. Victorian critical interventions, Ohio State University Press.

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Mitchell, R. (2011). Victorian Lessons in Empathy and Difference. (Victorian critical interventions). Ohio State University Press.

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Mitchell R. Victorian Lessons in Empathy and Difference. Ohio State University Press, 2011. 168 p. (Victorian critical interventions).

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Mitchell, Rebecca. / Victorian Lessons in Empathy and Difference. Ohio State University Press, 2011. 168 p. (Victorian critical interventions).

Bibtex

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