Towards an epistolary discourse: receiving the eighteenth-century letter

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Towards an epistolary discourse: receiving the eighteenth-century letter. / van Hensbergen, Claudine.

In: Literature Compass, Vol. 7, No. 7, 07.2010, p. 508-518.

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