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Who Wrote That Book #1

Name the authors of the famous books listed below.
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Last updated: September 4, 2018
First submittedDecember 23, 2012
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Book
Author
1984
George Orwell
A Farewell to Arms
Ernest Hemingway
Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy
Catch-22
Joseph Heller
Crime and Punishment
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Don Quixote
Miguel de Cervantes
Gravity's Rainbow
Thomas Pynchon
Great Expectations
Charles Dickens
Gulliver's Travels
Jonathan Swift
Hamlet
William Shakespeare
Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad
Les Miserables
Victor Hugo
Book
Author
Lolita
Vladimir Nabokov
Lord of the Flies
William Golding
Madame Bovary
Gustave Flaubert
On the Road
Jack Kerouac
Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut
The Bell Jar
Sylvia Plath
The Canterbury Tales
Geoffrey Chaucer
The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger
The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Iliad
Homer
Wuthering Heights
Emily Bronte
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level 22
Mar 13, 2011
I missed a lot just because I didn't know exactly how to spell them.
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level 52
Mar 29, 2011
All right my first try. Unfortunately my scores on the sports quizzes are very low.
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level 51
Jun 3, 2011
more like this please!
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level 27
Sep 30, 2011
Great quiz. My spelling did me in though.
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level 29
Jan 12, 2012
@luckydeadfish If you know he was born Eric Blair then you know the answer is George Orwell. If anyone tried Eric Blair before George Orwell then that's pure pretentiousness and frankly just ridiculous.
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level 51
Apr 13, 2012
You shouldn't accept Eric Blair for Orwell. There's a reason he wrote the novel under a psuedonym. Obviously he didn't want to be known as Eric Blair when he put the novel out. And I agree, if you know that much about him, obviously you know he went by Orwell.
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level 20
May 17, 2012
Never would've gotten the Flaubert one without competeing in Quiz Bowl
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level 70
Dec 23, 2012
Me too, and same with Sylvia Plath.
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level 25
Dec 23, 2012
How do I put a picture on a quiz that I created?
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level 74
Nov 22, 2016
You can't, quizmaster will do it if the quiz is featured
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level 29
Aug 1, 2012
Couldn't for the life of me spell Pynchon correctly.
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level 39
Dec 24, 2012
got 20. and most of them i read over the past two years. don quixote was my favorite
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level 40
Mar 5, 2013
Great quiz! More like it please!
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level 49
Apr 25, 2014
Got all but one, even though I got them all according to the quiz. For the last one I put Charlotte Bronte and it accepted it!
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level 72
Feb 7, 2015
Funny, Edward de Vere doesn't work for Hamlet, and "Greek Oral Tradition" doesn't work for the Odyssey :)
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level 72
Feb 7, 2015
*Iliad
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level 72
Feb 8, 2015
Please also accept Bacon for Hamlet
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level 70
Feb 9, 2015
Bacon and Hamlet? Now I'm hungry for breakfast.
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level 37
Apr 9, 2015
I think you shouldn't accept just 'Brönte' for Wuthering Heights, considering there's three different Brönte's and only Emily wrote Wuthering Heights. Adds a bit of a challenge :)
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level 54
Jul 19, 2017
The three sisters, Emily, Charlotte, and Third!
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level 67
Jul 9, 2018
I'm not sure what your joke is supposed to mean, unless you don't know about Anne Brontë.
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level 60
Jul 2, 2015
(fifty) FIRST! haha :)
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level 39
Jun 13, 2016
My mind blanked on Salinger for some reason. Got all the rest.
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level 51
Oct 17, 2016
All right except Pynchon. Never heard of him.
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level 80
Jul 13, 2017
"If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers." - Gravity's Rainbow
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level 51
Oct 17, 2016
It's a good quiz and I enjoyed it thanks but just two women? And just two twentieth century authors from outside the US? Or did i miss someone?
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level 66
Mar 15, 2017
Depends on how you count Plath & Nabokov (country) and Conrad (date). I count Plath, Orwell, Conrad, and Golding.
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level 77
May 12, 2019
It's not the quiz maker's fault fewer women than men become noteworthy authors or that some countries have produced less noteworthy literature in the 20th century than they have in all the preceding centuries combined, is it? (nor are either of these facts really at all surprising or in dispute)
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level 66
Jul 13, 2017
Technically Homer didn't write the Iliad, it was an example of oral tradition.
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level 58
Jul 13, 2017
Strictly speaking Hamlet is a play, not a book, but that's pretty nitpicky :)
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level 38
Jul 13, 2017
Hugely US-centric quiz, this looks like an American high school reading list.
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level 77
May 12, 2019
While it's true that many of these books might be read by US high schoolers, are you actually kidding or are you really this obnoxiously petulant? Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Nabokov, Flaubert, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Homer, Hugo, Dickens, Cervantes... and you can still complain about this being Amerocentric? You must save a lot of money on colonoscopies.
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level 44
Jul 13, 2017
Who wasn't tempted to put 'Kate Bush' for Wuthering Heights?
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level 57
Jul 13, 2017
Well I've read 13 of them and I managed to get 19. 'Gravity's Rainbow' and 'Slaughterhouse 5' are among only a handful of books I've bothered to read more than once
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level 73
Jul 13, 2017
Maybe add a little more leeway on the spelling for Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky? Knew them both but in French, we write them Tolstoi and Dostoievksi... Good quiz nevertheless!
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level 47
Jul 13, 2017
This will probably sound incredibly nitpicky, but would you be willing to accept Eric Blair for George Orwell? I had a massive brainfart while taking this and had a hell of a time remembering his pen name, but for some reason, I was able to remember his real name from history class.
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level 44
Jul 14, 2017
I think Eric Blair should be accepted for George Orwell since Orwell was his pen name. Also, no Twain?
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level 73
Jul 14, 2017
This may seem pedantic, but could you add the diaeresis on the e of the final answer? This is one of the only examples known in English language where it's required because if you omit it, the letter would not be pronounced because of the rules of the language.
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level 54
Jul 19, 2017
You're right, that does seem pedantic.
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level 62
Jun 29, 2019
Not really (at all). There is no point in showing answers incorrect. It would only make people learn the wrong thing.

Leeway on what is accepted, sure. But noone gains from the answers being displayed as something else.

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level 50
Jun 7, 2018
Somehow missed my favourite novel and author :( Sorry Dostoevsky
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