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How long does the story of Watership Down take?

Making some reasonable assumptions, ~95 days Note that 95 days is for what I consider the "main story" - from when Fiver has his first vision to when the Efrafan attackers are defeated. ...
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Is this mistake in Tolstoy's original, or just this translation?

It is indeed end of November in the actual Russian text and all my research so far shows that this is a genuine author's mistake. "Он исписал альбомы девочек стихами и нотами и, не простившись ни с ...
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Are there any internal inconsistencies in Catch 22?

Yes there are, but they are minor. This is exactly the feeling Joseph Heller wanted to provoke. He both intentionally and by 'planned accident' planted anachronisms in the story, and there are some ...
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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?

According to Seanan McGuire: Between MAGIC FOR NOTHING and TRICKS FOR FREE.
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At what time did the time travel journey begin?

The ten o'clock and the four o'clock are presumably referring to two different events. The first event occurred at ten o'clock when the Time Traveller used the machine for the first time. As described ...
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How long had Bertha Mason been in the attic at the point of the events in Jane Eyre

TL;DR: Nine years. Timeline The timeline of events relating to Bertha’s imprisonment is (approximately) as follows, relative to the year Y in which Jane arrives at Thornfield Hall: Y−14 — Mr. ...
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How much time did one canto in Dante's Divine Comedy represent (if any)?

The cantos do not have a regular duration, but some elements in the story allow us to create a chronology. There are several sources in Italian, I tried to translate the one provided by the Dante ...
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How much time does the entire Farthing Wood saga take?

The story of The Animals of Farthing Wood begins one May, five years after the Assembly called when the human destruction of Farthing Wood began (which we see in the prequel story): "After all, ...
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How long had Bertha Mason been in the attic at the point of the events in Jane Eyre

I have a few details to add to the existing answer. Bertha had been in the attic for around 10 years. This can start to be worked out from the date given at Rochester and Jane's attempted marriage ...
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When in "The Dresden Files" does "Little Things" chronologically take place?

Assuming that indeed you are talking about the "Little things" short story, then the key to place it in the timeline is in the second paragraph: In the days since my lord had defeated a mad ...
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How long had Bertha Mason been in the attic at the point of the events in Jane Eyre

The two answers that have been posted so far are exclusively based on Jane Eyre. An Autobiography and assume that that story's narrator is reliable. Of course, one may well ask to what extent her ...
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Nine Princes in Amber: Questionable Lighthouse Stay

he left a magic drawing He left a drawing. Corwin knew it was magic, but there's no way a guard could know that. Only a child of Amber could have detected it and Eric didn't personally inspect the ...
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Nine Princes in Amber: Questionable Lighthouse Stay

His escape was discovered, but not the way of it No one thought that Corwin managed to escape via the painting. Why? Only Dworkin knows how to create Trumps. No one has seen him for quite a while and ...
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