The Best Historical Literary Cameos on Time-Traveling TV Shows

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Time travel inevitably gets a sizable mention during an old-fashioned game of “Name That TV Trope.” There’s seemingly an endless supply — everything from screwed-up timelines that incorporate fictional elements to the unsettling discovery that you’re your own grandfather (see Futurama). But, bibliophiles that we are, one of our favorite silly pseudo-historical plot devices is when a famous dead author is revived in fictionalized form.

From Doctor Who to Quantum Leap, here are a few of the greatest literary figures featured on time-traveling television shows. Be sure to check out the full list here on Flavorwire.

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