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George Gissing’s Thyrza and Lambeth : Amid the Backways of Lambeth. / Hutcheon, Rebecca.

The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban Literary Studies. ed. / Jeremy Tambling. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

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Hutcheon, R 2018, George Gissing’s Thyrza and Lambeth: Amid the Backways of Lambeth. in J Tambling (ed.), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban Literary Studies. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62592-8

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Hutcheon, R. (2018). George Gissing’s Thyrza and Lambeth: Amid the Backways of Lambeth. In J. Tambling (Ed.), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban Literary Studies Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62592-8

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Hutcheon R. George Gissing’s Thyrza and Lambeth: Amid the Backways of Lambeth. In Tambling J, editor, The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban Literary Studies. Palgrave Macmillan. 2018 doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-62592-8

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Hutcheon, Rebecca. / George Gissing’s Thyrza and Lambeth : Amid the Backways of Lambeth. The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban Literary Studies. editor / Jeremy Tambling. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

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