The Spectre Barber: Shaving the Ghost in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

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The Spectre Barber: Shaving the Ghost in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. / Rix, Robert William.

In: Romantik : Journal for the Study of Romanticisms, 2022.

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Rix, RW 2022, 'The Spectre Barber: Shaving the Ghost in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries', Romantik : Journal for the Study of Romanticisms.

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Rix, R. W. (Accepted/In press). The Spectre Barber: Shaving the Ghost in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Romantik : Journal for the Study of Romanticisms.

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Rix RW. The Spectre Barber: Shaving the Ghost in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Romantik : Journal for the Study of Romanticisms. 2022.

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Rix, Robert William. / The Spectre Barber: Shaving the Ghost in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. In: Romantik : Journal for the Study of Romanticisms. 2022.

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