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The Haberdasher's Plot: The Romance of Small Trade in Frances Burney's Fiction

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The Haberdasher's Plot : The Romance of Small Trade in Frances Burney's Fiction. / Wigston-Smith, Chloe.

In: Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, Vol. 37, No. 2, 29.11.2018, p. 271-293.

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Wigston-Smith, C 2018, 'The Haberdasher's Plot: The Romance of Small Trade in Frances Burney's Fiction', Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 271-293. https://doi.org/10.1353/tsw.2018.0027

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Wigston-Smith, C. (2018). The Haberdasher's Plot: The Romance of Small Trade in Frances Burney's Fiction. Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, 37(2), 271-293. https://doi.org/10.1353/tsw.2018.0027

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Wigston-Smith C. The Haberdasher's Plot: The Romance of Small Trade in Frances Burney's Fiction. Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature. 2018 Nov 29;37(2):271-293. https://doi.org/10.1353/tsw.2018.0027

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Wigston-Smith, Chloe. / The Haberdasher's Plot : The Romance of Small Trade in Frances Burney's Fiction. In: Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature. 2018 ; Vol. 37, No. 2. pp. 271-293.

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