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Great Expectations
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Blackstone Publishing 2011
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Unabridged
Street Date:
10/18/2011
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781483090474
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APA Citation (style guide)

Charles Dickens. (2011). Great Expectations. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

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Charles Dickens. 2011. Great Expectations. Blackstone Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Charles Dickens, Great Expectations. Blackstone Publishing, 2011.

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Charles Dickens. Great Expectations. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing, 2011.

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