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.
Literature and Philosophy
- Aegeria (II.29): a Roman mythological water nymph known for giving wisdom
- Mudie (II.12) of Mudie’s Lending Library, which was largely responsible for the rise of the Victorian three-volume novel
- Cervantes, Don Quixote (II.66)
- New Testament, Galatians 6:7 (II.107)
- Liberal Unionist (I.199)
- Tories (I.200)
- French Revolution (I.214)
- Maréchal Niel (II.72): a species of yellow roses was named after this French minister of war who conquered the Malakoff at the Siege of Sevastopol in 1855
- Anabaptists (III.115)
- Army Lists (III.168, 170)
- Wagner (I.100)
- "Wedding March" (I.219)
- The Morning Post (II.288)
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