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Before Crusoe: Defoe, Voice, and the Ministry

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Before Crusoe: Defoe, Voice, and the Ministry. / Pritchard, Penny.

New York : Routledge, 2018. 178 p. (Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature).

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Pritchard, P 2018, Before Crusoe: Defoe, Voice, and the Ministry. Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature, Routledge, New York.

APA

Pritchard, P. (2018). Before Crusoe: Defoe, Voice, and the Ministry. (Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature). Routledge.

Vancouver

Pritchard P. Before Crusoe: Defoe, Voice, and the Ministry. New York: Routledge, 2018. 178 p. (Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature).

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Pritchard, Penny. / Before Crusoe: Defoe, Voice, and the Ministry. New York : Routledge, 2018. 178 p. (Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature).

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