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For questions regarding the physical location and time period in which a work of literature takes place.

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What's the evidence for “Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” being secretly set in Edinburgh?

Stevenson's famous novel Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is set in London, but some critics have claimed that it would seem to fit better in Stevenson's native Edinburgh, almost as if he wrote a story set in ...
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Do Stevenson's pirates speak in Cornish dialect?

In a literature-related thread on another SE site, I found the claim that the pirates in Robert louis Stevenson's Treasure Island speak in a Cornish dialect. This makes sense only thematically (given ...
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Why don't the Assassin's Creed novels include present day events?

The Assassin's Creed games mostly have a present-day component, where the protagonist's descendent enters the Animus, reliving the protagonist's life. Since this is merely replaying memories, we don't ...
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Can the social commentary in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” be applied to the present?

Recently, I have picked up "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" after reading glowing reviews of the book. However, as I read the book further, I felt that I have completely misunderstood the points it ...
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What date does 'Ender's Game' take place?

Does the book ever specify the date of when the story takes place?