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Persuasion

Persuasion

by Jane Austen

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.

Literature, Philosophy, and Mythology

John Debrett, The Baronetage of England (1.1)
William Dugdale (1.4)
Sir Walter Scott, Marmion (11.23)
Sir Walter Scott, The Lady of the Lake (11.23)
Lord Byron, The Giaour (11.23)
Lord Byron, The Bride of Abydos (11.23)
Sir Walter Scott (12.23)
Lord Byron (12.23)
Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (12.31)
Matthew Prior, "Henry and Emma" (12.68)
Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock (15.23)
Fanny Burney, Cecilia (20.46)
The Arabian Nights (23.1)

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