Hard Times
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Dover Publications, 2012.
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Charles Dickens., & Charles Dickens|AUTHOR. (2012). Hard Times. Dover Publications.

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Charles Dickens and Charles Dickens|AUTHOR. 2012. Hard Times. Dover Publications.

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Charles Dickens and Charles Dickens|AUTHOR, Hard Times. Dover Publications, 2012.

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Charles Dickens, and Charles Dickens|AUTHOR. Hard Times. Dover Publications, 2012. Web.

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