Books by City

Name the cities where these books took place.
Note: The Decameron actually took place in a villa slightly outside the city
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Last updated: June 12, 2017
First submittedJune 11, 2013
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Book
Author
City
Oliver Twist
Charles Dickens
London
Gone with the Wind
Margaret Mitchell
Atlanta
Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy
St. Petersburg
The Maltese Falcon
Dashiell Hammett
San Francisco
I, Claudius
Robert Graves
Rome
The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger
New York City
The Three Musketeers
Alexandre Dumas
Paris
The Metamorphosis
Frank Kafka
Prague
The Diary of a
Young Girl
Anne Frank
Amsterdam
The Iliad
Homer
Troy
Book
Author
City
Midnight's Children
Salman Rushdie
Mumbai
Trainspotting
Irvine Welsh
Edinburgh
Memoirs of a Geisha
Arthur Golden
Kyoto
Ulysses
James Joyce
Dublin
The Scarlet Letter
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Boston
The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini
Kabul
Darkly Dreaming
Dexter
Jeff Lindsay
Miami
The Fault in Our Stars
John Green
Indianapolis
The Decameron
Giovanni Boccaccio
Florence
Twilight
Stephenie Meyer
Forks
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Level 54
Jul 30, 2013
When I saw the Twilight clue, I first typed "Sporks", but then I realized that's the town's name in Vampires Suck, not Twilight. XD
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Level 80
Oct 22, 2013
That movie looked like it might actually be worse than the one it was parodying, but that's pretty funny.
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Level 79
Oct 18, 2017
We drove through Forks this summer. It seemed like a nice little town - no sign of vampires or werewolves, but we were through there during daylight hours.
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Level 83
Oct 18, 2017
So you weren't looking for any sparkling Robert Pattinsons?
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Level 79
Feb 5, 2017
Is it not Darkly Dreaming Dexter?
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Level ∞
Jun 10, 2017
Yes, fixed
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Level 84
Jun 10, 2017
I don't think it says anywhere in The Metamorphosis where the story takes place. Prague is kind of an assumption.
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Level 77
Jun 11, 2017
Agreed, the location is not specified in the novella, it could be Prague, it could be anywhere else. Not a good choice for this quiz.
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Level 72
Jun 10, 2017
Great idea. I hope you'll do a series of these. Thanks.
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Level 69
Jun 18, 2017
I spelt Kyoto wrong and was just typing Troy when time ran out. So frustrating. Good quiz though, a few tricky ones in there
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Level 63
Oct 18, 2017
That happened to me too! I was able to type "Tro" and then the time was up.
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Level 82
Aug 15, 2017
The Metamorphosis by FRANZ Kafka, not Frank.
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Level 30
Oct 18, 2017
Are you sure?
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Level 71
Oct 18, 2017
Metamorphosis by Frank Kafka is set in Yakima, Washington, I believe. During apple season, of course,
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Level 58
Oct 18, 2017
Franz in his native-German and in Czech, but more-or-less always known in English as Frank - so the quiz is fine as it is.
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Level 74
Oct 18, 2017
No he's not, he's always known as Franz. Perhaps you're thinking of Frank Capra?
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Level 36
Oct 18, 2017
I never ever heard him called "Frank!" My book says "Franz," as well.
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Level 79
Oct 18, 2017
It's definitely Franz, unless you think we should also change Boccaccio's first name to John. If you Anglicize it, at least make it Francis Kafka.
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Level 81
Aug 10, 2018
Just like Archduke Frank Ferdinand, huh?
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Level 52
Oct 18, 2017
Great quiz..I did terribly, but it definitely made me think!
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Level 55
Oct 18, 2017
Never heard of Forks.
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Level 36
Oct 18, 2017
Forks is a small town out on the Olympic Peninsula. Great place to stay if you like walking on beautiful rainy/cloudy sandy beaches, hiking through rainforests, and eating lots of salmon. Get away from it all, only a few hours from Seattle, via ferries, a little longer to Victoria.
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Level 80
Oct 18, 2017
To quibble: 'The Decameron' is definitely not set in Florence, owing to the plague.
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Level 72
Oct 18, 2017
good point - the entire premise of the book is that it's set amongst people who are very carefully not in Florence...
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Level 73
Apr 15, 2018
Only missed 'Twilight' and 'Fault in Our Stars'. The latter I had no idea, the second I had a general sense it was in the Pacific Northwest, so tried Seattle and Portland and then gave up.
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Level 89
Jul 19, 2018
It should totally say "Any Book by James Joyce" for Dublin
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Level 66
Mar 29, 2020
"where these books took place": this is going to be hard to define. Anna Karenina definitely also involves Moscow and country estates far from the cities. Big up for Joe Wright's film version, one of the best films I have ever seen.
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Level 54
May 14, 2020
You should make a second one.