Study Guide

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Allusions

By Mark Haddon

Allusions

Literary References

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles (7.7, 107.1-21,)
  • Sherlock Holmes (47.6, 107.1-2, 139.1, 179.25)
  • Doctor Watson (47.6, 107.1-21, 179.25, 179.68)
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (139.1, 139.6, )
  • Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (89.1)
  • Georgette Heyer, The Masqueraders (113.4)
  • The Boscombe Valley Mystery (179.25)
  • The Sign of the Four (179.68)
  • Shakespeare's Globe (181.2)
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship (233.104, 233.111)

Historical and Biblical References

  • St. Christopher (29.8)
  • Jesus Christ (47.6)
  • "And in The Bible it says Thou shalt not kill but there were the Crusades and two World Wars and the Gulf War and there were Christians killing people in all of them" (59.5)

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