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animal

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities.

Animal Farm a fable (1945) by George Orwell which consists of a satire on Russian Communism as it developed under Stalin. The animals of the farm, led by the pigs, revolt against the cruel...

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children's versions of Dickens's works

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century).

A survey conducted by Edward Salmon in 1888 for his book Juvenile Literature As It Is found that Dickens was easily the favourite author of 790 boys, but in those ...

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deformity

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

In antiquity far fewer congenitally deformed persons would have survived infancy than do so today, because Greeks and Romans would have had little compunction about withholding the...

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dog

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

Considered impure and unclean in many traditional Islamic societies. A hadith mandates ritual ablution for anyone or anything that comes in contact with dog saliva. But the Quran mentions...

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Percy Fitzgerald

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1834–1925), Irish lawyer turned journalist and author

contributed to Household Words from 1856, first met Dickens in Dublin in 1858, and became a close and devoted (maybe...

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