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Writing Place: Mimesis, Subjectivity and Imagination in the Works of George Gissing

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Writing Place : Mimesis, Subjectivity and Imagination in the Works of George Gissing. / Hutcheon, Rebecca.

New York; Abingdon : Routledge, 2018. 234 p. (Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature).

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Hutcheon R. Writing Place: Mimesis, Subjectivity and Imagination in the Works of George Gissing. New York; Abingdon: Routledge, 2018. 234 p. (Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature).

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Hutcheon, Rebecca. / Writing Place : Mimesis, Subjectivity and Imagination in the Works of George Gissing. New York; Abingdon : Routledge, 2018. 234 p. (Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature).

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