Characters from Books #2

Name the books and series that featured these famous characters.
The answer could be a book, play, or series
If multiple answers fit, guess the most well-known
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Last updated: December 16, 2019
First submittedFebruary 24, 2011
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Character
Book
The Mad Hatter
Alice's Adventures in
Wonderland
Hermione Granger
Harry Potter series
Christopher Robin
Winnie-the-Pooh
Jean Valjean
Les Miserables
Katniss Everdeen
The Hunger Games series
Athos, Porthos & Aramis
The Three Musketeers
Holden Caulfield
The Catcher in the Rye
Bilbo Baggins
The Hobbit
Long John Silver
Treasure Island
Grendel
Beowulf
Character
Book
Lyra Silvertongue
His Dark Materials series
Iago
Othello
Mr. Kurtz
Heart of Darkness
Ebenezer Scrooge
A Christmas Carol
T. S. Garp
The World According to Garp
Alexander Portnoy
Portnoy's Complaint
Bella Swan
Twilight series
Kunta Kinte
Roots
Mercutio
Romeo and Juliet
Willy Wonka
Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory
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Level 80
Jan 7, 2014
Miss Kunta Kinte because I was pronouncing it wrong in my head. I don't think I would have spelled it that way.
and shocked that there are no characters here from Twilight, Harry Potter, or the LotR.
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Level 70
Jan 7, 2014
Did we take the same quiz? Because Twilight and Harry Potter are both there, and LotR, if you count Bilbo as being from there instead of The Hobbit.
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Level 88
Jan 7, 2014
Agreed, and Bilbo was in both Fellowship and Return of the King, as well as the Hobbit.
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Level 36
Jan 7, 2014
Harry Pothead and Twilight were definitely there!
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Level 56
Jan 9, 2014
That was super sarcastic sarcasm.
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Level 50
Oct 20, 2014
Harry Pothead? I wish I could like these comments. You are now officially awesome.
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Level 60
Dec 12, 2016
How come people don't get irony any more?
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Level 70
May 27, 2017
The advent of the 'Dry Cleaners' killed off all irony
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Level 45
Jan 7, 2014
Never heard of "His Dark Materials" series. Got them all except that and Beowulf -- wasn't sure how to spell it!
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Level 58
Jul 8, 2014
I put Golden Compass for Lyra Silvertongue and it worked.
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Level 54
Aug 8, 2014
Golden Compass shouldn't work - it's a film, not a book
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Level 58
Jun 20, 2015
I can never remember "His Dark Materials", and tried Subtle Knife because that's a title I can remember. I'd appreciate it if each novel's name could be accepted as alternates.
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Level 67
Aug 14, 2019
@Rozzi - Golden Compass was the name of the book in the US.
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Level 17
Feb 2, 2014
ahhhh i kept putting the 3 amigos! whoops
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Level 44
May 15, 2015
Oh Iago. I love you, yet hate you so much.
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Level 80
Jan 26, 2016
Only missed Portnoy's Complaint...haven't heard of it
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Level 70
Feb 9, 2016
Don't read it or you'll go blind.
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Level 78
Oct 18, 2020
:)
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Level 66
Feb 21, 2016
For 'Heart of Darkness' it's Colonel Kurtz, not Mr. Kurtz
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Level 72
Jun 8, 2016
I think you may be confusing 'Apocalypse Now' with 'Heart of Darkness', on which it's based.
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Level 58
Feb 23, 2017
the horror! yes, in the book it's Mr. There's no military or Vietnam connection in the book, that's the adaptation of Coppola.
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Level 52
Apr 24, 2016
I have read a book called troll fell and it has a character called Grendel:(. Never heard of most of these
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Level 82
May 12, 2016
Thanks for accepting "Life according to Garp" even though it's dead wrong. I've read the book several times though. On Iago I also tried Aladdin, but I don't think there ever was a book like that.
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Level 50
May 15, 2016
Please accept Catcher in the Rye as well.
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Level 80
Aug 10, 2016
Garp and Portnoy probably would have been easy if I'd ever heard of either of the answers.
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Level 67
Aug 10, 2016
They were. I was going to express some disbelief over their low score, but if you didn't get them...
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Level 80
Aug 10, 2016
I regret to admit that the only Portnoy I'm familiar with is Jack Black's character on Tropic Thunder. That was a good movie, though.
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Level 78
Oct 18, 2020
Portnoy was big in the '70s due its being banned in many places which meant, of course, that everyone wanted to read it. I think probably more people are familiar with the movie made of Garp, starring Robin Williams, than the book.
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Level 80
Oct 18, 2020
Ah. I still remember Clan of the Cave Bear and some other books for that reason. The librarians and English teachers at my high school sponsored a "banned books month" and we had to read something on the banned list which included books that had been taken out of school libraries around the country, including Huckleberry Finn and The Catcher in the Rye etc. I remember I had picked out the Bible and my teacher told me it was too long to finish in time. I don't remember what my second choice was.
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Level 72
Aug 10, 2016
Seriously, you must put hyphens in Winnie the Pooh?!
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Level 77
Nov 17, 2017
No
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Level 67
Aug 10, 2016
Got 'em all with 3.02 remaining. Yay!
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Level 70
Aug 13, 2017
For once, the ones I got were all more guessed than the ones I didn't. Huh. Weird.
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Level 67
Aug 18, 2019
People don't know Grendel? What? It was the first thing I learned in English class (that and Canterbury tales). The again, Romeo and Juliet isn't scored that high either, but on the other hand, they chose a secondary character.

I guess other stuff gets taught in the US and the UK

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Level 73
Oct 18, 2020
Aren't you Dutch? They tought you Beowulf and Canterbury Tales right away in English class? Cool. We never talked about that in Germany. The only literature classics we read were Brave New World and Much Ado About Nothing.
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Level 65
Oct 18, 2020
I read Beowulf in my third year of high school, along with a bunch of Shakespeare. That year was European Literature. First year was grammar and famous short stories. Second year was literary movements (existentialism, transcendentalism, whatever Jonathan Edwards did, etc.). I remember a lot of poetry from that year. Fourth year was literary research and analysis.
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Level 20
Oct 19, 2020
Beowulf may be more typical of university level than secondary school for the US, though to be fair literature requirements vary greatly by region as well. My son (in Az) didn't read almost any of the books I read in high school (in NY). When I went, other than R&J, Shakespeare wasn't taught unless one took an elective specifically for those works (and even then, most students were so unfamiliar that what was meant to be an intermediate course wound up being introductory, to the frustration of the instructor and several formerly excited students :-/ ).
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Level 56
Jan 22, 2020
House at Pooh Corner should be included, also I think, Now we are Six.
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Level 71
Jun 3, 2020
Did anyone else try Dreamcatcher for Mr. Kurtz?
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Level 85
Oct 5, 2020
Great work including "The World According to Garp." It's the first book I read by my (now) favorite author, John Irving.
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Level 72
Oct 18, 2020
dang, why did I think that Kunta Kinte was from Everything Falls Apart instead of Roots?
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Level 80
Oct 18, 2020
That was Okonkwo, in Things Fall Apart
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Level 52
Oct 18, 2020
so many other things christopher robin could have been, winnie the pooh didnt even occur to me. could you accept hundred acre wood? when we were very young/now we are six? or even just poetry of a a milne? house at pooh corner? i definitely wouldn’t describe the series as the ‘winnie the pooh’ series
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Level 69
Oct 18, 2020
I got all but Lyra Silvertongue. Never heard of that series.
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Level 28
Oct 18, 2020
It's a great series. It's a shame that Potter is better known. Though the atheist theme in His Dark Materials may put some people off -- it was actually written as an anti-Narnia story.
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Level 78
Oct 18, 2020
My brain told my fingers to type Othello. No idea what my fingers actually typed, but when it wasn't accepted I tried Aladdin and then gave up and moved on. Obviously my brain is working better than my fingers today, which is unusual.
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Level 45
Oct 18, 2020
Another quiz where books like Heart of Darkness share space with books like Twilight, argh
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Level 61
Oct 19, 2020
Please do not accept Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, or Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. That is a movie starring Gene Wilder. The novel is called Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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Level 35
Oct 20, 2020
Since silvertongue is referring to inkheart, I didn't know it was from The His Dark Materials series!
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Level 33
Oct 27, 2020
What a mix of classics and modern youth literature.