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Book 13: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Book 13: Twelfth Night by Shakespeare

Twelfth Night; or, What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601–02 as a Twelfth Night’s entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The play centers on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. The play focuses on the Countess Olivia falling in love with Viola (who is disguised as a boy), and Sebastian in turn falling in love with Olivia.
Something for those Shakespearean lovers who wish to read during the Christmas season.

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Authors inventing new Words

Did you ever hear of the word Quidditch before you read the Harry Potter books? Or even muggle? No, you didn’t because author J.K. Rowling invented these words for her Harry Potter world. This is common for authors, who invent new words within their stories. J. R.R. Tolkien created the word tween, while Shakespeare created over several thousand new words, like bump, sanctimonious, gnarled and bloody.

These are only a few of the words that have been created by authors. 10 Words Invented by Authors, is another site that explores some more words that have been created by authors.

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