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Pride and Prejudice: Why did Elizabeth think "my uncle and aunt would have been lost to me"?

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How did people know the meaning to Shakespeare's new words?

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Is there any evidence that George Orwell read 'For whom the bell tolls'? Did Hemingway read 'Homage to Catalonia' or (later) '1984'?

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Was Selma Lagerlöf a Nazi supporter?

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Why is the Nobel Literature Prize committee primarily staffed by Swedish nationals?

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Can you explain the financial situation of Edward and Elinor Ferrars in Sense and Sensibility?

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Why is there so much legalese in Egil's Saga?

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What is the oldest non-biographical work of literature in which the author is also a protagonist?

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What does Mr Darcy refer to when objecting to Mr Bennet's "want of propriety"?

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Why did Morris and Clay preemptively dissolve the Red-Headed League?

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Are there significant differences across the Nordic countries in the traditional portrayal of trolls?

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Are man and woman like ash and elm? How?

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The Icelandic Edda's origins

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Why is Richard a hunchback in Kevin Spacey's portrayal of Richard III?

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What does the line “Excellent, i' faith, of the chameleon's dish. I eat the air, promise-crammed. You cannot feed capons so.” mean, from Hamlet?

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Major differences between Norse epic poetry and English epic poetry

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A real meaning of a Bramarbas or a Holofernes?

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Who are "the sons of Brutus" in Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy?

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What is the "Eastern wolf" in this poem?

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What is the purpose of all the lists in chapter 12 of Joyce's Ulysses?

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What evidence is there for Tolkien's One Ring being based on the Ring of Silvianus?

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Usage of the word "spheres" in "A Noiseless Patient Spider"

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How and why did the Swedish Academy decide to award Bob Dylan a Nobel Prize?

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What did Holmes mean when he referred to Watson's habit "of telling a story backward"?

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What does the word 'Avernus' mean in Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu?

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Why did George Orwell make "Oceania" totalitarian in his novel "1984"?

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Why is a special license needed to get married?

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What does it mean that different parts of humans are created by different gods?

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Which real-life languages other than English, Welsh and Old English/Norse did Tolkien draw on for naming things?

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Why was Cowen easily seen to have been Cohen?