Study Guide

The Luminaries Allusions

By Eleanor Catton

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Literary and Philosophical References

  • Charon (I.1.87)
  • Cicero (V.2.8)
  • Milton, John, Paradise Lost (I.6.3)
  • The Romantics (V.2.8)
  • Van Dyck, Anthony (I.1.4)
  • Seneca (V.2.8)

Historical References

  • Albert, Prince Consort (I.1.5)
  • Prince of Wales (throughout; it's the name of Mannering's opera house)
  • Waterloo (I.1.173)
  • Oliver Cromwell (I.5.213).

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