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Gareth Rees
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106 votes

Was the title "The Lord of the Rings" picked on purpose to be ambiguous?

79 votes

Why is Aragorn so weird to Pippin when they make their final farewell before going back to the Shire?

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Did H. G. Wells use an emoticon in “The Time Machine”?

53 votes
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Why did Alexandre Dumas use Greek names for the three musketeers?

40 votes
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Why don't Mr. Bennet's daughters get to inherit the Longbourn estate?

36 votes
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Bilbo’s song of Eärendil in “The Fellowship of the Ring”

34 votes
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What is the pun in Kipling's poem "The Three-Decker"?

33 votes
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What is the earliest reference in fiction to a government-approved thieves guild?

33 votes
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Story where professor claims a step in a proof "is obvious" when it is far from obvious

31 votes

Who "dribbled a lot and wasn’t allowed anything sharp" in "Good Omens"?

29 votes

What translation/version of the Bible would Chaucer have read?

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"My father declared he should invent a slip button"

28 votes

Bilbo’s song of Eärendil in “The Fellowship of the Ring”

27 votes

What is the source of "You can achieve a lot with hate, but even more with love" (Shakespeare?)

27 votes

In which version of "Snow White" is her name really "Lips Red as Blood, Hair Black as Ebony, Skin White as Snow"?

27 votes

Why would Henry want to close the breach?

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Story about a man who bets his head but not his neck with the devil

25 votes
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Was it common that the bridges of ditches or creeks had guarding gates in 1924?

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How did contemporary readers respond to coincidence in 19th century novels?

24 votes

What does "skimmish" mean, in this eye dialect?

24 votes

Does Gandalf ever say this in the book "The Hobbit", or is it made up for the movie?

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Why does the prophecy imply Macbeth has to murder the king?

24 votes

What is "the sin that no Christian need pardon"?

23 votes

Why does Valentine refer to her father's second wife as her "mother-in-law"?

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What does "if the court knows herself" mean?

22 votes
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Where was the Odyssean Ithaca?

22 votes
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What's the meaning of Tom Bombadil's poem?

21 votes

Were English poets of the sixteenth century aware of the Great Vowel Shift?

21 votes

How do these lines in Shakespeare's Sonnet 151 mean what they're supposed to?

20 votes

Origin of “Good books are the warehouses of ideas”, attributed to H. G. Wells on commemorative £2 coin?

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