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Adam Bede

Adam Bede is set in the ‘Eden-like peace and loveliness’ of Hayslope in Loamshire. Adam, a sturdy, honest carpenter, blindly loves Hetty Sorrel, who

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Published in 1884, but set during the pre-Civil War 1840s, Samuel Clemens’ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn invokes and complicates 19th-century

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Aegean Sea

(Gr. Aigaion Pelagos, Turkish Ege Denizi, ) arm of the Mediterranean Sea, c.400 mi (640 km) long and 200 mi (320 km) wide, off SE Europe between

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Aeneid

Latin narrative poem or epic by Virgil in 12 books, composed in the traditional Homeric metre of hexameters. Written during the last ten years of the

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Aesir

The gods; also the main group of gods, as opposed to the vanir. The medieval Icelandic word æsir is a plural; the singular is áss , and a derived

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Aesop

Aesop is an ancient folkloric figure associated with the genre of "Aesop's fables." Approximately six hundred fables have survived in ancient Greek

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Africa

The second largest continent, Africa is a land of contrasts. To the north lies the great Sahara, the largest desert in the world. The central parts,

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African Americans

African Americans are a people whose ancestors are from Africa. Although there are obvious mixtures among African Americans, the dominant ancestry of

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African Union

The African Union (AU) is a regional organization that aims to strengthen continental solidarity, territorial integrity and sovereignty, and

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Agamemnon (Greek mythology)

The legendary leader of the Greek forces during the Trojan War, Agamemnon was one of the principal characters of the epic conflict. The story of his