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Science fiction short story with the ability to jump from world to world

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What is the symbolism of Atticus killing the mad dog?

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Why all those tangents in Victor Hugo's Les Misérables?

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Has the phrase "Elementary, my dear Watson" ever truly appeared in a Sherlock Holmes book?

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How could sixty cents of $1.87 be in pennies?

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Did Harper Lee intend Go set a Watchman to be published?

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Which short story describes how a man's teaching logic to his would-be girlfriend backfires?

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What does "chafed" mean here?

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Looking for a Fiction Book where One Vote Decides the Result of the Election

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What does "vamos the ranch" mean in this Mark Twain short story?

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Why does Melville call Washington "General" rather than "President"

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How did having a full pot of tea betray the doctor's lowly origins?

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Why did John le Carré choose that particular (French) pseudonym?

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What is the "Intentional Fallacy"?

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Which Upanishad is TS Eliot referencing with "Datta. Dayadhvam. Damyata." and why?

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Are Nicholas's sentiments on playwrights those of his creator?

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When did Robert Frost write "Two Tramps in Mud Time"?

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What is Hubbard's definition of "pure science fiction"?

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Was Captain Hook an Etonian in the original text?

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Why was "Notre Dame de Paris" changed from "Notre Dame of Paris" to "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" when it was re-published in English?

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Is there such a thing as an unbiased text?

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What is a "fetish man" in African tribal culture?

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Which does this part refer to, a pencil or the words?

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What is this children's short story about an expat English girl who wants to pick primroses on her birthday?

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What was the name of the film Patrick Bateman obsessively rents in American Psycho?

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What does "ongtray" mean?

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What is the joke in the name "Robert Jordon"?

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What fictional series has the longest release to completion?

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What inspired the writing of Sredni Vashtar?

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Why did Velutha hold a relatively high employment status for his social class?