Literature

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26 What does urbane (from Daisy Miller) mean?
27 I thought necro had something to do with being dead. So, what's a necromancer? Sounds creepy.
28 In The House of Mirth, this guy named Gus Trenor is eating a jellied plover." Is that some kind of doughnut?"
29 What are some well-known novels whose titles are quotations from Shakespeare?
30 In Orwell's 1984, what does the opening sentence suggest about the book?
31 Understanding the literary genre Magical Realism
32 What's a prig?
33 I asked my granddad if he liked his new apartment and he said, It's all hunky-dory, kiddo." What did he mean?"
34 What does mephitic (from Man and Superman) mean?
35 I hate finding typos in books. Here's one I've seen several times: jalousies instead of jealousies.
36 On the second week of my summer job at a bookstore, my boss handed me an envelope with what she called my emoluments. Looked like a paycheck to me, though.
37 In To Kill a Mockingbird, what are some examples of the characters having courage?
38 What's cud? I was once told to stop chewing my cud and get back to work.
39 What can you tell me about the word patois from The Awakening?
40 What are thews (from Ivanhoe)?
41 What does pot-shop (from The Pickwick Papers) mean?
42 Are all dowagers women?
43 If someone is the titular head of a political party, does it mean they have all the power?
44 The word flummox confuses me. What does it mean?
45 Somebody told me I looked pasty. Does that mean I've eaten too many sweets?
46 I started taking private bassoon lessons. When I arrived at my teacher’s house, he told me to wait in the anteroom. I wasn’t sure where to go.
47 Is anomalous the same as anonymous?
48 I know that a fathom is a unit of measure used by sailors, but how long is a fathom?
49 What is a joss (from Victory, by Joseph Conrad)?
50 What does eschew (from The Pickwick Papers) mean?
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