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According to a theory, the title figure of what classic tale is said to be based on Nicholas of Cologne who supposedly lured away children for the Children's Crusade? Rome The book is about the computer modeling of unchecked economic and population growth with finite resource supplies.
It predicted that economic growth could not continue indefinitely because of the limited availability of natural resources, particularly oil. What 20th century German novel that traces the spiritual journey of a protagonist contains twelve chapters relating to the Four Noble Truths and the Eight Fold Path of a belief system?
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse A major preoccupation of Hesse in writing the book was to cure his 'sickness with life' Lebenskrankheit by immersing himself in Indian philosophy such as that expanded in the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita. In a letter dated dated 1 November,which author wrote "One must not put a loaded rifle on the stage if no one is thinking of firing it.
Anton Chekov Chekhov's gun is the term for a literary technique whereby an apparently irrelevant element is introduced early in the story whose significance becomes clear later in the narrative. It is often interpreted as a method of foreshadowing, but the concept can also be interpreted as meaning "do not include any unnecessary elements in a story.
What I tell you three times is true.
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The Vampyre by John William Polidori The story is regarded as a progenitor of the romantic vampire genre of fantasy fiction. What American novel that includes hundreds of end-notes takes its title from a dialogue in Hamlet in which Hamlet refers to Yorick as a fellow of this kind?
I knew him, Horatio: Which loathsome character of English literature is thought to be partially based on a 19th century Jewish criminal named Ikey Solomon, who was once interviewed by Dickens?
Fagin from Oliver Twist The novel refers to Fagin times in the first 38 chapters as 'the Jew', while the ethnicity or religion of the other characters is rarely mentioned.
After receiving a complaint, Dickens barely used the word to describe Fagin as such in the next references in the further serialization of the novel.
In what great work of literature do thirty-one wayfarers engage in a story-telling contest whose prize is a free meal at the Tabard Inn upon their return? Structurally, the collection resembles The Decameron, which Chaucer may have known during his first diplomatic mission to Italy in The slave girl Morgiana, the protagonist's elder brother Cassim and the cobbler Baba Mustafa are three prominent characters in what 'seedy' oriental story?
A fictional species of great apes called 'Mangani' are responsible for raising which popular character? Tarzan The Mangani language is depicted as a primal universal language shared by a number of primate species in the books. What poem of Rudyard Kipling whose racist title alludes to Western aspirations to dominate the developing world was written after the American colonization of the Philippines?
The White Man's Burden Although the poem mixed exhortation with sober warnings of the costs involved, imperialists within the United States understood the phrase as justifying imperialism as a noble enterprise. The 5th Wave cartoons by Rich Tennant are interspersed throughout the books of what reference series?
What classic was written after its author listened to Shelley and Byron argue about whether human life can be created artificially using electricity?
What noted work of holocaust literature was first published in Yiddish as Un di Velt Hot Geshvign And the World Remained Silent only in as the author vowed not to speak of his concentration camp experiences for ten years? Extra points if you can name the parody! Beard and Douglas C. Kenney, who later founded National Lampoon.
It was published in by Signet for the Harvard Lampoon. The French commune of Illiers adopted the name Illiers-Combray in homage to which author whose vivid recreation of the town through recollection opens his vast magnum opus?
The Call of the Wild by Jack London London acknowledged using it as a source and claimed to have written a letter to Young thanking him. Fill in the next line from an all-time great work of English literature."Rip Van Winkle" is a short story by the American author Washington Irving first published in It follows a Dutch-American villager in colonial America named Rip Van Winkle who falls asleep in the Catskill Mountains and wakes up 20 years later, having missed the American grupobittia.com: Washington Irving.
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Twelve stories penned by American authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, Washington Irving, Carl Sandburg, and others. The stories are all uniquely American in some way, and many depart from the familiar European style fairy tale of the likes of the Brothers Grimm.
Index to Primary Authors: Adams, Henry.: The Education of Henry Adams.: Aeschylus.: Agamemnon.: The Libation-Bearers.
This latter half of “Rip Van Winkle” combines the inn’s conflation of George III and George Washington with Rip’s own momentary loss of self to show how difficult it can be to place oneself in a .
Rip Van Winkle: Rip Van Winkle, short story by Washington Irving, published in The Sketch Book in – Though set in the Dutch culture of pre-Revolutionary War New York state, the story of Rip Van Winkle is based on a German folktale.
Rip Van Winkle is an amiable farmer who wanders into the Catskill Mountains.