Orwell’s Paradox: Equality in Animal Farm

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Orwell’s Paradox : Equality in Animal Farm. / Dwan, David.

In: English Literary History, Vol. 79, No. 3, 2012, p. 655-83.

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Dwan, D 2012, 'Orwell’s Paradox: Equality in Animal Farm', English Literary History, vol. 79, no. 3, pp. 655-83. https://doi.org/10.1353/elh.2012.0025

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Dwan, D. (2012). Orwell’s Paradox: Equality in Animal Farm. English Literary History, 79(3), 655-83. https://doi.org/10.1353/elh.2012.0025

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Dwan D. Orwell’s Paradox: Equality in Animal Farm. English Literary History. 2012;79(3):655-83. https://doi.org/10.1353/elh.2012.0025

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Dwan, David. / Orwell’s Paradox : Equality in Animal Farm. In: English Literary History. 2012 ; Vol. 79, No. 3. pp. 655-83.

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