- Series: Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture (Book 20)
- Paperback: 244 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press (November 23, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521032377
- ISBN-13: 978-0521032377
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
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After Dickens: Reading, Adaptation and Performance (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture) Paperback – November 23, 2006
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