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Identify these literary things that start with the letter H.
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Shakespearean tragedy about something rotten in the state of Denmark
Author of "The Sun Also Rises" and "A Farewell to Arms"
Hogwarts student; last name: Granger
He wrote "The Scarlet Letter"
All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put him back together again
Third novel featuring Sherlock Holmes
Hound of the Baskervilles, the
Marlow and Kurtz voyage up the Congo River in this work
Great epic poet of "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey"
Greek who was known as "The Father of History" (also "The Father of Lies")
Dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood about a world where women are subjugated
Handmaid's Tale, the
Trilogy where Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry wander through
a series of parallel universes
Trilogy about teenage tributes who must fight to the death
Prominent award given for works of science fiction or fantasy
Hugo Award
Japanese poem with seventeen syllables
Arthur Dent is the last surviving man in this sci-fi series
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the
Author of "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" and "Jude the Obscure"
Unreliable narrator of the book "Lolita"
Hamlet haunted by the Headless Horseman
Sleepy Hollow
Short story writer known for surprise endings. Namesake of a candy bar
Author of "The Kite Runner"
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(59)
O.Henry bar? Never heard of him or the candy bar. Is that an American thing?
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Dec 18, 2016
(71)
Both yes. We read O. Henry stories quite a bit in middle school. They are short and they are good for discussion. His most famous is The Gift of the Magi, which is a very good story to read around Christmas Time about the love that two people have for each other that they are willing to give up their own earthly possessions for each other. Once you read it, you'll realize that you have seen this story told over and over again in various ways since he wrote it. As for the candy bar...it's pretty good.
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Dec 27, 2016
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Nice quiz!
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Dec 21, 2016
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I *love* O. Henry, but I would've never come to him as an answer in an H-answers-quiz. I've always thought that the O is separated with an apostrophe from the name and I've seen it written like this on multiple book covers. *The more you know...*
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Jan 12, 2017
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Oh, and I love the series! Great idea and execution! :)
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Jan 12, 2017
(67)
Thanks, glad you're enjoying them :)
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Jan 13, 2017
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Yes, I agree. A lovely series and very enjoyable.
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Apr 27, 2017
(62)
Why does Khaled Hosseini break with the pattern of using last names? I just read the kite runner, it's an interesting book and I was certainly glad to see it in a literature quiz, but the clue should at least add (first name). Everywhere else on jetpunk and in these literature quizzes, it is family name unless stated otherwise.
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Feb 2, 2017
I'm not sure what the complaint is. Hosseini (starting with H) is his family name.
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Feb 3, 2017
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I suspect the comment refers to name reversal, or whatever you might call it. In some countries, the family name comes first, followed by the personal name. But that's not the case here.
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Mar 4, 2017
(65)
Spelling leniency for Hosseini, given that we can't all transliterate Persian accurately?
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Apr 11, 2017
(42)
Maybe a better, more literary related clue for O. Henry? The Gift of the Magi, or Ransom of Red Chief, or any specific works would be nice?
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Mar 13, 2017
(46)
Were the clues too vague? Too easy?
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Apr 13, 2017
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44% Hardy vs 85% humpty dumpty! Wtf!?
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Apr 11, 2017
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Ha, what?????? Are you actually surprised by this, or pretending to be outraged at the woebegone state of 'high' literature? Either way...kooky stuff
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Apr 11, 2017
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Let's see a nursery rhyme that is said to just about every child in the English speaking world for the first 5 or 6 years of their life and is readily seen in popular culture or British author from a 150 years ago whose books were torturous to read and never made into any films of note. It's not like he's the first author most think of when thinking about Victorian era literature. The only book I every had to read in school that I thought was abysmal was Tess. I'm a lot more surprised by O. Henry being guessed by 50% fewer people than Hardy. Maybe it's because lots of people had to read both in school but only one was memorably bad.
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Apr 11, 2017
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thank you, tremendous points
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Apr 12, 2017
(71)
Thomas Hardy wrote some of the finest prose in the English language. His subjects might be bleak, but his writing was amazing.
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Apr 12, 2017
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@ander217, I don't think I ever said that it wasn't amazing writing. I was formulating an opinion why Humpty Dumpty is known by twice as many people as Hardy. I did say that his writing was torturous since It's bleak, slow moving, voluminous and often difficult to follow. As a result a teenager would conclude that it was "abysmal" and "bad". Most people who aren't attracted to the humanities aren't going to seek him out for recreational reading thus not remember him.
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Apr 12, 2017
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I remembered that the Greek 'Father of History" was Hero... something something, but I could not remember what the rest was. Also, if you haven't read the Handmaid's Tale, do so now.
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Apr 11, 2017
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