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Literature, Electricity and Politics 1740-1840: 'Electrick Communication Every Where'

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Literature, Electricity and Politics 1740-1840 : 'Electrick Communication Every Where'. / Fairclough, Mary Caroline Louisa.

Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 264 p. (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine).

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Fairclough, MCL 2017, Literature, Electricity and Politics 1740-1840: 'Electrick Communication Every Where'. Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.

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Fairclough, M. C. L. (2017). Literature, Electricity and Politics 1740-1840: 'Electrick Communication Every Where'. (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine). Palgrave Macmillan.

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Fairclough MCL. Literature, Electricity and Politics 1740-1840: 'Electrick Communication Every Where'. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 264 p. (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine).

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Fairclough, Mary Caroline Louisa. / Literature, Electricity and Politics 1740-1840 : 'Electrick Communication Every Where'. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 264 p. (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine).

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