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

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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”?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"My father declared he should invent a slip button"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

22 votes

In what Chinese fairy tale does a painter disappear into his own painting?

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What does "if the court knows herself" mean?

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Where was the Odyssean Ithaca?

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

21 votes

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

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

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

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What is a "three-part moon"?

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

19 votes

"Sly frantic wretch, that holp'st to make me great" what is the meaning of "holp'st"?

18 votes

Why does Shakespeare sometimes use "do" with the verbs in his plays?

17 votes

Why does the Iliad start "in the middle"?

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