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Was Odysseus considered unfaithful to his wife in the Odyssey?

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Since when has Shakespeare's "Scottish play" been considered unlucky?

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Could you actually go around the world in 80 days?

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Jordan's line about intimate parties in The Great Gatsby?

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Was Paradise Lost the first major work of literature to give "sympathy for the devil"?

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Did Philip Larkin use a swearword while quoting from Pym's Excellent Women?

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No mayonnaise in Ireland?

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What does "the horse and buggy was not going the way of the horse and buggy" mean?

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Does Winston Smith die at the end of 1984?

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Chilli peppers in fifteenth-century India?

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Why are all the schoolchildren referred to as guns in Clint Smith's "The Gun"?

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Is this a typo in my copy of The Hunchback of Notre Dame?

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Meaning of "furnished with a pipe and a supply of cold without" in Trollope's "Orley Farm"

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What is the meaning of "To Autumn"?

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Why did Dantès have to be imprisoned?

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What does "Happy man be his dole" mean in The Taming of the Shrew?

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Can a ceiling have a front door that had once been a front door?

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What does "But... They went home" mean in Maya Angelou's "They Went Home"?

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What is the distinction between Imagism and Symbolism as poetic movements?

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Why does the Lady of Shalott stay instead of stray?

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Did Shakespeare consider Julius Caesar a tyrant or a martyr?

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Who introduced the sonnet to English literature? Wyatt or Shakespeare?

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How has knowledge of the Ur-Hamlet evolved over the centuries?

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Is "I'm glad you think it's funny" meant sarcastically or literally?

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Why does the speaker in the famous poem want the western wind to blow?

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Is this comment about Jane Fairfax's curiosity about a character trait or a comment on the specific circumstance?

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What does living "in a very small way" mean?

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In musical theatre, what does "book by" mean?

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Why is the Agatha Christie play called "The Mousetrap"?

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Were Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bennet formally equal in rank?

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