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Who Wrote That Book Quiz

Name the authors of the famous books listed below.
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Book
Author
1984
A Farewell to Arms
Anna Karenina
Catch-22
Crime and Punishment
Don Quixote
Gravity's Rainbow
Great Expectations
Gulliver's Travels
Hamlet
Heart of Darkness
Les Miserables
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Author
Lolita
Lord of the Flies
Madame Bovary
On the Road
Slaughterhouse-Five
The Bell Jar
The Canterbury Tales
The Catcher in the Rye
The Grapes of Wrath
The Great Gatsby
The Iliad
Wuthering Heights
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level 17
Sep 17, 2010
PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS - for fiction. Maybe just the most famous ones.
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level 14
Oct 1, 2010
You ought to accept "pinchon" for "pynchon." I got it wrong cause I couldn't spell it.
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level 22
Jun 22, 2013
you shouldn't get credit for having it right, if you weren't.
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level 34
Feb 8, 2015
Noing how too spel and noing the anser arnt the same thing.
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level 63
Feb 22, 2016
well played
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level 16
Mar 1, 2011
great quiz
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level 21
Mar 13, 2011
I missed a lot just because I didn't know exactly how to spell them.
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level 26
Mar 29, 2011
All right my first try. Unfortunately my scores on the sports quizzes are very low.
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level 9
May 24, 2011
Quiz Bowl RULES if you are a literature player!
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level 53
Sep 27, 2014
Totally!
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level 44
Jun 3, 2011
more like this please!
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level 13
Jun 19, 2011
25% woo! not too bad, since i haven't read any of them :P
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level 21
Jun 23, 2011
loved this one!!!
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level 20
Jul 26, 2011
I guess my AP English teacher in high school did teach me something after all, I got all the ones he talked about right!
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level 11
Aug 5, 2011
@Gerrit Quizbowl rules if you play, period.
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level 30
Aug 12, 2011
Got 'em all, with over 3 and a half minutes left! Fun quiz, though!
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level 71
Sep 13, 2013
Dammit! I was feeling pretty smug about having 3:29 left. Curse you and your big brain....
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level 59
Jul 13, 2017
3:54, blanked on Heller for a few seconds. Only read half of them so far, though.
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level 49
Sep 27, 2011
Dostoyevsky is a killer for spelling. Also, depending on the Russian translation, the spelling can change. There should be more flexible spelling accepted for this answer.
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level 45
Dec 24, 2012
try reading some of his books. they're excellent. you'll pick up his name in no time
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level 43
Feb 1, 2015
I liked Crime and Punishment :)
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level 66
Feb 7, 2015
Do people actually read comments before answering?
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level 71
Jul 13, 2017
Unfortunately there are always those people.
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level 44
Nov 3, 2015
I agree... I tried to spell it but couldn't figure it out.
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level 26
Sep 30, 2011
Great quiz. My spelling did me in though.
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level 27
Dec 9, 2011
You should accept some alternate spellings for Dostoyevsky
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level 9
Dec 16, 2011
eric blair is the real name of the person who wrote 1984. you should except that as well
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level 46
Jun 4, 2015
Why would anyone put the author's original name when his pen name is so famous- unless of course he/she is keen to show off his/her knowledge.
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level 17
Dec 23, 2011
75% solid C Expected higher. Shocker I spelled Flaubert and. Dostoyevsky correctly.
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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 11
Feb 28, 2012
@jadekelly- i completely agree. how on earth would anyone know eric blair and not george orwell.
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level 11
Apr 8, 2012
i cant wait to read 1984, i think id really like it
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level 52
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 66
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 67
Nov 22, 2016
You can't, quizmaster will do it if the quiz is featured
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level 25
Dec 31, 2012
I got it; I don't even know what Quiz Bowl is. Some of us *gasp!* actually read.
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level 9
Apr 24, 2014
highfive!
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level 66
Feb 7, 2015
Wow, I commented on this quiz three years ago! It's too bad these comments are too old for a JetPunk "flame war." This time I remembered Pynchon too, thanks again to quiz bowl. And if you don't know what quiz bowl is, look it up. Those of you (us?) who actually read would love it.
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level 29
Aug 1, 2012
Couldn't for the life of me spell Pynchon correctly.
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level 45
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 9
Apr 24, 2014
steinbeck-steinback, pretty trifling. should accept both.
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level 23
Nov 11, 2014
It is not spelled "steinback". It is not pronounced "steinback". It is spelled and pronounced "Steinbeck". Show the author some respect!
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level 40
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 66
Sep 30, 2014
These authors' names are all recognizable and should be spelled correctly. The only exception being Dostoyevsky because Dostoevsky is also frequently used. It's a really good list of books.
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level 64
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 64
Feb 7, 2015
*Iliad
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level 68
Feb 8, 2015
Please also accept Bacon for Hamlet
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level 66
Feb 9, 2015
Bacon and Hamlet? Now I'm hungry for breakfast.
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level 57
Feb 8, 2015
I've only read 7, but I got 20.
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level 46
Feb 8, 2015
Hamlet is a play, not a book.
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level 38
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 50
Jul 19, 2017
The three sisters, Emily, Charlotte, and Third!
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level 31
May 31, 2015
Generally speaking I think that all answers ought to be spelled correctly or be considered wrong. There's a notable exception in this quiz, a name which, to the best of my knowledge, cannot be spelled correctly with the keyboards we're using. "Dostoyovsky" is properly spelled using the Cyrillic alphabet, and just as any "quotes" we might cite from his works are necessarily not verbatim but are translated, so is any spelling of his name not the correct and original spelling, it is a translation. Such translations may be more or less accurate, but cannot be right or wrong in the same way that English books and author's names can be.
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level 58
Jul 2, 2015
(fifty) FIRST! haha :)
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level 41
Jun 13, 2016
My mind blanked on Salinger for some reason. Got all the rest.
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level 48
Oct 17, 2016
All right except Pynchon. Never heard of him.
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level 75
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 48
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 63
Jul 13, 2017
Technically Homer didn't write the Iliad, it was an example of oral tradition.
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level 56
Jul 13, 2017
Strictly speaking Hamlet is a play, not a book, but that's pretty nitpicky :)
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level 35
Jul 13, 2017
Hugely US-centric quiz, this looks like an American high school reading list.
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level 33
Jul 13, 2017
Who wasn't tempted to put 'Kate Bush' for Wuthering Heights?
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level 55
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 67
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 44
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 39
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 69
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 50
Jul 19, 2017
You're right, that does seem pedantic.
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