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The Thursday Next series makes a number of literary references and lists works of literature. The works specifically mentioned are listed below for aspiring LiteraTecs, along with links to read the full text online, when available.

The Eyre Affair Edit

Author Title First mention Exists?
The Bible Chapter 10 Yes
The Koran Chapter 10 Yes
Austen, Jane Mansfield Park Chapter 15 Yes
Austen, Jane Pride and Prejudice Chapter 24 Yes
Bacon, Francis De Augmentis Scientarium Chapter 14 Yes
Bronte, Charlotte Jane Eyre Chapter 4 Yes
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" Chapter 16 Yes
Dickens, Charles Dombey and Son Chapter 20 Yes
Dickens, Charles Great Expectations Chapter 24 Yes
Dickens, Charles Martin Chuzzlewit Chapter 1 Yes
Dickens, Charles Our Mutual Friend Chapter 24 Yes
Gibbons, Stella Cold Comfort Farm Chapter 31 Yes
Johnson, Samuel The Vanity of Human Wishes Chapter 12 Yes
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth "The Wreck of the Hesperus" Chapter 11 Yes
Marlowe, Christopher Edward the Second Chapter 26 Yes
Marlowe, Christopher Tamburlaine (part 1, part 2) Chapter 26 Yes
Marlowe, Christopher The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus Chapter 12 Yes
Meres, Francis Palladis Tamia Chapter 22 Yes
Poe, Edgar Allan The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Chapter 36 Yes
Poe, Edgar Allan "The Raven" Chapter 36 Yes
Shakespeare, William Antony and Cleopatra Chapter 12 Yes
Shakespeare, William Cardenio Chapter 1 No
Shakespeare, William Complete Works of William Shakespeare Chapter 10 Yes
Shakespeare, William Hamlet Chapter 21 Yes
Shakespeare, William Love's Labors Won Chapter 2 No
Shakespeare, William Macbeth Chapter 21 Yes
Shakespeare, William A Midsummer Night's Dream Chapter 4 Yes
Shakespeare, William The Rape of Lucrece Chapter 4 Yes
Shakespeare, William Richard III Chapter 8 Yes
Shakespeare, William The Taming of the Shrew Chapter 20 Yes
Shakespeare, William Titus Andronicus Chapter 12 Yes
Shakespeare, William Twelfth Night Chapter 12 Yes
Shakespeare, William Venus and Adonis Chapter 4 Yes
Thomas, Dylan 18 Poems Chapter 24 Yes
Thomas, Dylan "I See the Boys of Summer" Chapter 24 Yes
Thomas, Dylan Under Milk Wood Chapter 24 Yes
Trollope, Anthony Barchester Towers (while not specified, it is the best known of the series) Chapter 24 Yes
Webster, John The White Devil Chapter 3 Yes
Wordsworth, William "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" Chapter 11 Yes

Lost in a Good Book Edit

Author Title

First mention

Exists?
The Bible Yes
Oxford English Dictionary Yes
Punch magazine Yes
Alcott, Louisa May Little Women Yes
Austen, Jane Confusion and Conviviality No
Austen, Jane Sense and Sensibility Yes
Banner, Angela Ant & Bee Yes
Beaman, S.G. Hulme The Book of Toytown and Larry the Lamb Yes
Blackmore, R.D. Lorna Doone Yes
Bronte, Charlotte Jane Eyre Yes
Bronte, Emily Wuthering Heights Yes
Bunyan Pilgrim's Progress Yes
Byron Don Juan Yes
Chaucer, Geoffrey Canterbury Tales Yes
Chaucer, Geoffrey "The Contest of Farts" No
Chaucer, Geoffrey "The Cook's Tale" Yes
Chaucer, Geoffrey "The Cuckold's Revenge" No
Chaucer, Geoffrey "The Maiden's Wonderful Arse" No
Chaucer, Geoffrey "The Merchant's Wife" No
Chaucer, Geoffrey "The Miller's Tale" Yes
Chaucer, Geoffrey "The Milliner's Tale" No
Chaucer, Geoffrey "The Pedlar's Cok" No
Defoe, Daniel Robinson Crusoe Yes
Dickens, Charles All the Year Round Yes
Dickens, Charles David Copperfield Yes
Dickens, Charles Great Expectations Yes
Dickens, Charles Little Dorrit Yes
Doyle, Arthur Conan "The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter" Yes
Doyle, Arthur Conan The Lost World Yes
du Maurier, Daphne Rebecca Yes
Eliot, George Middlemarch Yes
Farquitt, Daphne The Squire of High Potternews No
Gibbons, Edward Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Yes
Haggard, H. Rider King Solomon's Mines Yes
Homer Iliad Yes
Homer Odyssey Yes
Jerome, Jerome K. Three Men in a Boat Yes
Johns, W.E. Biggles Flies East Yes
Joyce, James Ulysses Yes
Kafka, Franz The Trial Yes
Kerouac, Jack On the Road Yes
Marlowe, Christopher Edward II Yes
Milne, A.A. Winnie-the-Pooh Yes
Milton, John Paradise Lost Once More No
Orwell, George 1984 Yes
Poe, Edgar Allan "The Black Cat" Yes
Poe, Edgar Allan "The Fall of the House of Usher" Yes
Poe, Edgar Allan "The Haunted Palace" Yes
Poe, Edgar Allan "The Literary Life of Thingum Bob" Yes
Poe, Edgar Allan "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" Yes
Poe, Edgar Allan The Raven Yes
Potter, Beatrix The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies Yes
Shakespeare, William Cardenio No
Shakespeare, William Henry IV, Part 2 Yes
Shakespeare, William Julius Caesar Yes
Shakespeare, William King Lear Yes
Shakespeare, William The Merry Wives of Windsor Yes
Shakespeare, William Romeo and Juliet Yes
Shakespeare, William The Tempest Yes
Shakespeare, William Twelfth Night Yes
Stevenson, Robert Louis Catriona Yes
Sterne, Laurence Tristram Shandy Yes
Stevenson, Robert Loius Kidnapped Yes
Stoker, Bram Dracula Yes
Swift, Jonathan Gullliver's Travels Yes
Thackeray, William Makepeace Giant Despair No
Waugh, Evelyn Decline and Fall No
Whitehouse, Howard Astounding Tales Yes

The Well of Lost Plots Edit

Author Title First mention Exists?
Kafka, Franz The Trial Yes
Shakespeare, William Cardenio No
Caversham Heights No
The Decameron
Toad of Toad Hall

Something Rotten Edit

Author Title First mention Exists?

Thursday Next: First Among Sequels Edit

Author Title First mention Exists?

One of Our Thursdays Is Missing Edit

Author Title First mention Exists?

The Woman Who Died a Lot Edit

Author Title First mention Exists?

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