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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest


by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Allusions and Cultural References

When authors give shout outs to other great works, people, and events, it's usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literary, Mythological, and Historical References

  • The American Civil War (Epigraph to Part 1)
  • The Amazons (Epigraph to Part 1)
  • Winston Churchill (Epigraph to Part 1)
  • Joseph Stalin (Epigraph to Part 1)
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Epigraph to Part 1)
  • Semiracas (Epigraph to Part 1)
  • Nineveh (Epigraph to Part 1)
  • Boudicca (Epigraph to Part 1)
  • Homer, The Iliad (Epigraph to Part 2)
  • Hippocrates (Epigraph to Part 2)
  • Galen (Epigraph to Part 2)
  • Saddam Hussein (10.25)
  • Dioduras (Epigraph to Part 3)
  • Queen Myrina (Epigraph to Part 3)
  • Bill Clinton (16.166)
  • Stanley B. Alpern, Amazons of Black Sparta (Epigraph to Part 4)

Pop Culture References

  • CSI (17.253)

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