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When is the short story "Fugitive" set in chronological order?

I'm talking about "The Dresden Files" book series. Specifically, the short story is set inside "Instinct: An Animal Rescuers Anthoogy".
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When does the short story "The Recitation of the Most Holy and Harrowing Pilgrimage of Mindy and Also Mork" of the "InCryptid" series take place?

When does the short story "The Recitation of the Most Holy and Harrowing Pilgrimage of Mindy and Also Mork" take place in the chronological order of the InCryptid series? The InCryptid ...
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Is there a chronological order for Father Brown stories?

I've read most of the Father Brown stories, and I noticed a bit of time travelling takes place in them (not sci-fi time-travelling, but an ambivalence by the author to the fact that somethings couldn'...
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When in "The Dresden Files" does "Little Things" chronologically take place?

"Little Things" has been released in Butcher's Dresden anthology Heroic Hearts. When does it take place?
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How much time does the entire Farthing Wood saga take?

The story of the Animals of Farthing Wood continues over several novels: The Animals of Farthing Wood (1979) In the Grip of Winter (1981) Fox's Feud (1982) The Fox Cub Bold (1983) The Siege of White ...
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Attitudes among literary critics to literary fiction featuring closed time loops? [closed]

I am looking for an explanation, with examples and citations, of the attitudes of professional literary critics1 in established publications2 towards published fiction3 involving a closed time loop4. ...
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At what time did the time travel journey begin?

At the end of Chapter Two of The Time Machine, when the Time Traveller provides the brief summary of his journey he says: I was in my laboratory at four o'clock, and since then... I've lived eight ...
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How long does the story of Watership Down take?

I'm doing a re-read of Watership Down, and it seems that the action of the story is taking place over much less time than I remembered: e.g. from the start of the story to Hazel and Bigwig meeting ...
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How much time did one canto in Dante's Divine Comedy represent (if any)?

Dante's Divine comedy is divided up in Inferno (Hell), Purgatorio (Purgatory), and Paradiso (Paradise) – each of these consists of 33 cantos. Now I'm wondering if there is any indication about how ...
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Nine Princes in Amber: Questionable Lighthouse Stay

So, in Roger Zelazny's "Nine Princes in Amber", when Corwin's in the dungeon he tries to figure out how long it would be before it would be noticed, were he to go missing. [There was an] ...
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Is this mistake in Tolstoy's original, or just this translation?

I am reading the Vintage edition of War & Peace with the translation by Pevear & Volokhonsky. In Volume II, part I, chapter 11, the farewell dinner for Nikolai at the Rostov's is held on "the ...
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How long had Bertha Mason been in the attic at the point of the events in Jane Eyre

I am trying to work out how long Bertha Mason had been locked up by the time we reach Thornfield in the story. This is part of an argument I am working for work and I haven't been able to find a ...
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Are there any internal inconsistencies in Catch 22?

Because of Catch 22's twisted timeline, while reading it, several times I had the distinct impression that what seemed to have happened so far in the past was different from what apparently happened ...
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