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
- The Bible (1.125)
- William Shakespeare [spelled Shakespear] (1.125, 3.262)
- John Milton (1.125, 1.129, 5.223)
- Homer, the Odyssey. (5.67)
- Piranesi (2.4)
- William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Also J.A.M. Whistler, Rubens, and Inigo Jones. (3.2-3)
- Beethoven (3.242)
- Brahms (3.242)
Pop Culture References
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