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Dreaming

Alice
dreams of falling down a rabbit-hole and experiencing strange adventures. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]
Caedmon
7th-century English religious poet supposed to have heard his verses in a dream. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 156]
Calpurnia
dreams that a statue of Julius Caesar is spouting blood from a hundred wounds. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare Julius Caesar]
Finnegan’s Wake
Joyce novel based around the dreams and nightmares of H. C. Earwicker. [Br. Lit.: Joyce Finnegans Wake]
Ibbetson, Peter
learns how to “dream true” and return to the scenes of childhood and the times of his ancestors. [Br. Lit. & Am. Opera: G. duMaurier Peter Ibbetson in Magill I, 736]
“Kubla Khan”
poem supposedly composed by Coleridge from an opium dream. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 555]
Little Nemo
dreams every night of Slumberland, a place of story-book palaces and fairy-tale landscapes. [Comics: Horn, 458]
Morpheus
god of dreams. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 688]
Pharaoh
had dreams of cattle and corn by which Joseph was able to foretell the future. [O.T.: Genesis 41]
Pilgrim’s Progress, The
Bunyan dreamed this allegory of Christian’s adventures while in prison. [Br. Lit.: Bunyan Pilgrim’s Progress]
Quixote, Don
falls into a trance and has visions of Montesinos and other heroes. [Sp. Lit.: Cervantes Don Quixote]
Under Milk Wood
the commonplace inhabitants of a Welsh village voice their dreams. [Br. Drama: Dylan Thomas Under Milk Wood in Magill IV, 1247]