Jude the obscure
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New York : Barnes & Noble Classics, c2003.
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440 pages ; 21 cm.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 439-440).
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APA Citation (style guide)

Hardy, T., & King, A. M. (2003). Jude the obscure. New York: Barnes & Noble Classics.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928 and Amy M. King. 2003. Jude the Obscure. New York: Barnes & Noble Classics.

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Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928 and Amy M. King, Jude the Obscure. New York: Barnes & Noble Classics, 2003.

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Hardy, Thomas, and Amy M King. Jude the Obscure. New York: Barnes & Noble Classics, 2003. Print.

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