Roderick Hudson

Allusions to other works

  • Other writers and works mentioned are: Greek mythology (Hylas, Narcissus, Paris, Endymion, Juno, Olympus, Apollo, Phidias, Praxiteles, Hero, Aphrodite, Venus, Mercury, Bacchus, Medusa, Niobe), Faust, the Bible (Adam and Eve, David, Judas), William Makepeace Thackeray, Honoré de Balzac, Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Ludovico Ariosto, Dante's Inferno, Alfred Tennyson, Stendhal, Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi's The History of the Italian Republics in the Middle Ages, William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, William Wordsworth, Homer.
  • Writers and works from the visual arts mentioned are: Domenico Ghirlandaio, Sandro Botticelli, Guercino, Michelangelo, Titian, Paolo Veronese, Antonio Canova, Johann Friedrich Overbeck, Fra Angelico, Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato, Pinturicchio, the Dying Gladiator, Raphael, Gian Lorenzo Bernini

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