Study Guide

The Ocean at the End of the Lane Allusions

By Neil Gaiman

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

Historical References

  • Premium Bonds (3.6)
  • Cromwell and Red Rufus (9.127)
  • The Big Bang (13.24)

Pop Culture References

  • The Batcave (3.11)
  • "Girls and Boys Come Out to Play" nursery song (4.72), (14.94)
  • How (TV show) (6.89)
  • Mission Impossible (6.104)
  • Batman (8.35)
  • Madame Toussaud's Wax Museum Chamber of Horrors (12.5)
  • Gilbert and Sullivan The Nightmare Song (12.44)