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A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

Questions related to the novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Use this tag with the [mary-shelley] tag.
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Questions related to the English author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797 – 1851) and her work. She is best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein (1818) but also wrote short stories, biographies and…
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For questions related to "The Fountainhead", a novel by Ayn Rand. Use together with the [ayn-rand] tag.
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Questions about the Jamaican-born Canadian writer Nalo Hopkinson (born 1960) and her work. She has published novels such as 'Brown Girl in the Ring' (1998), 'Midnight Robber' (2002) and 'The Salt Road…
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Questions related to sexuality, including LGBT themes (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender), in works of literature or literary theory.
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Questions regarding the works of the playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) or his life as a writer.
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The Bible, a collection of sacred texts. Questions should deal with the literary aspects of the text as defined by the Help Center. Otherwise, questions should refer either to Christianity Stack Excha…
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For questions about the works of Joseph Conrad (1857 – 1924) and his life as a writer.
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Howard Phillips Lovecraft was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction, especially the subgenre known as weird fiction.
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For questions about either the author Suzanne Collins or any of her literary works (most famously the Hunger Games book series). Note that questions about the films adapted from her works are off-topi…
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For questions asking why a book was (not) censored or what was it (not) censored for.
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For questions about the author Ernest Hemingway or about any of his literary works.
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How questions about Sir Terry Pratchett, the English author, and his works. His most famous work ıs the Discworld cycle, and some other works include "Strata", "Nation", the Johnny Maxwell trilogy, an…
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(mostly short) works of prose non-fiction, including argument, reflection, autobiography, and criticism. Use with the appropriate author tag. Do not use for questions…
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Questions about the German writer of fantasy and children's fiction Michael Ende (1929 – 1995) and his works. Ende is best known for 'Die unendliche Geschichte' (1979, "The Neverending Story"), 'Momo'…
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For questions about the novel Jude The Obscure (1895) by Thomas Hardy. Use together with the [thomas-hardy] tag.
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Questions about the works of the Indian novelist and short story author R. K. Narayan (Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami, 1906 – 2001) and his life as a writer. Narayan wrote many novels and s…
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Questions about the works of Edgar Wallace (1875–1932), British writer of thrillers and adventure stories, best known for his film script for "King Kong" (1933).
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Questions about 'The Just Men of Cordova' (1917), a novel by Edgar Wallace. Use this tag with the [edgar-wallace] tag.
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The "Dr. Thorndyke" series of detective stories and novels by R. Austin Freeman, from "The Red Thumb-Mark" (1907) to "The Jacob Street Mystery" (1942). Use this tag with the [r-austin-freeman] tag.
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R[ichard] Austin Freeman (1862–1943), British writer of detective stories and novels, many featuring the forensic scientist Dr. Thorndyke.
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Questions related to Jane Austen's 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice, published anonymously as "By the Author of Sense and Sensibility". Use this tag with the [jane-austen] tag.
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For questions about the English author H. G. Wells (1866 – 1946) or about any of his literary works.
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Questions related to the English poet Ted Hughes (Edward James Hughes, 1930 – 1998) and his work. Hughes also published several translations of literary works. When asking about a poem, please use the…
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Questions about a type of novels that typically involves a mysterious death or a crime to be solved, a closed circle of suspects (each with a credible motive) and a detective who solves the crime. Use…
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For questions about The Odyssey, the epic poem by Homer. Use with [homer] and [greek-literature].
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Questions related to the American author Ursula K. Le Guin (1929 – 2018) and her work. Her work includes the science fiction novels 'The Left Hand of Darkness' (1969) and 'The Dispossessed' (1974), an…
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For questions on literature originally written in the Dutch language. Please also make sure to use the applicable work and author tag.
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Questions related to the Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) and his work.
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Questions about the collection of poems entitled 'Songs of Experience' by William Blake, published in 1794. These poems are usually published together with the earlier 'Songs of Innocence' from 1789 a…
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For questions about the 1964 Soviet science fiction novel, set in the Noon universe, as well as its adaptations. Use with the [strugatsky-brothers] tag and the [russian-literature] tag.
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For questions about Catch 22, the novel by Joseph Heller. Use in conjunction with [joseph-heller].
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For questions about the works of Joseph Heller (1923-1999) or his life as a writer. He is best known for the satire 'Catch-22', the origin of the term for a contradictory choice.
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Questions related to allegories, i.e. a type of text in which a metaphor is extended throughout the entire narrative. Examples include the cave allegory in Book VII of Plato's Republic, and Edmund Spe…
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For questions regarding the works of Ray Bradbury, the American science-fiction author of Fahrenheit 451, Dandelion Wine, The Martian Chronicles, and Something Wicked This Way Comes.
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For questions about Animal Farm, a satirical novel by George Orwell. This tag should be used in conjunction with [george-orwell].
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