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The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book

by Neil Gaiman

Analysis: Allusions

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

Literary and Philosophical References

Historical References

  • The Duke of Westminster (3.throughout)
  • The Bishop of Bath and Wells (3.throughout)
  • The 33rd President of the United States, Harry Truman (3.throughout)
  • Guy Fawkes Night

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