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Introduction: Reading Silence in the Long Nineteenth-Century Women’s Life Writing Archive. / Wolf, Alexis.

In: 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, Vol. 2018, No. 27, 07.12.2018.

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Wolf, A 2018, 'Introduction: Reading Silence in the Long Nineteenth-Century Women’s Life Writing Archive', 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, vol. 2018, no. 27. https://doi.org/10.16995/ntn.841

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Wolf A. Introduction: Reading Silence in the Long Nineteenth-Century Women’s Life Writing Archive. 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century. 2018 Dec 7;2018(27). https://doi.org/10.16995/ntn.841

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Wolf, Alexis. / Introduction: Reading Silence in the Long Nineteenth-Century Women’s Life Writing Archive. In: 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century. 2018 ; Vol. 2018, No. 27.

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