Who Wrote That Book #2

Name the authors of the famous books listed below.
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Last updated: September 4, 2018
First submittedJanuary 19, 2010
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Book
Author
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain
Finnegans Wake
James Joyce
The Fountainhead
Ayn Rand
To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Ken Kesey
The Call of the Wild
Jack London
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl
Beloved
Toni Morrison
I, Claudius
Robert Graves
The Satanic Verses
Salman Rushdie
In Cold Blood
Truman Capote
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien
Book
Author
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen
The Prince
Niccolò Machiavelli
Remembrance of Things Past
Marcel Proust
The Metamorphosis
Franz Kafka
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel García Márquez
To the Lighthouse
Virginia Woolf
Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace
Portnoy's Complaint
Philip Roth
The Divine Comedy
Dante Alighieri
The Bell Jar
Sylvia Plath
Paradise Lost
John Milton
Dune
Frank Herbert
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Level 44
Nov 15, 2011
Damn, spelt Rushdie wrong...
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Level 20
May 17, 2012
forgot to fill in the Jack London one. *facepalm*
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Level 71
Mar 23, 2013
22/24. Couldn't get Graves or Roth. I only knew Kesey, Wallace, Herbert, Morrison, and Plath because I'm in quiz bowl, and I'm pretty surprised I remembered Herbert.
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Level 86
Mar 25, 2013
Nice quiz, got caught up on Ovid for Metamorphosis, and my mind refused to accept that it was wrong. (Yeah, I know, no 'The' in the translation of the title...)
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Level 58
Apr 8, 2015
I still feel like anyone who knows of the "Metamorphoses" by Ovid should receive credit for this question. Like either/or. Ovid's obscure enough to merit some sort of points for just knowing it....yes, I missed that one; how could you tell?
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Level 71
Mar 25, 2013
Spelled it Wolfe. Didn't think to try Woolf. (second the facepalm)
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Level 55
Apr 1, 2013
I got 23 on my first try, thanks to helpful comments. Thanks everybody. I got Twain, Tolkien, Dahl, Lee, London, Capote, Austin, and Milton by myself.
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Level 52
Oct 10, 2018
does that mean you read the comments before actually doing the quiz????? how does that test your knowledge ??
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Level 81
Oct 17, 2019
You might just as well have gotten them all and thanked Google.
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Level 73
Mar 26, 2014
For The Prince, I first put Saint-Exupery wondering why it didn't work. Then I remember it was asking about The Prince, not Le Petit Prince.
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Level 55
Apr 27, 2014
I, Claudius is one of my favorite books.
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Level 81
Oct 17, 2019
Goodbye To All That was his own excellent biography. To be fair he should have written it under the pen name Claudius.
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Level 63
Nov 11, 2014
So I, Claudius wasn't written by Claudius? I want my money back!
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Level 24
Feb 19, 2015
How on earth is roald dahl the least guessed?????????
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Level 74
Apr 8, 2015
he isnt anymore...marquez and roth are now
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Level 79
Apr 8, 2015
I'm an English major. You were right.
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Level 72
Jun 16, 2016
Wait. I thought you said you were a linguistics major?
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Level 59
Apr 8, 2015
Isn't it terrible that 'Cuckoo's Nest' is so universally well known, and yet Ken Kesey is not a familiar name at all. That's Hollywood for ya!
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Level 81
Oct 17, 2019
He was a very well known and influential figure of the '60s.
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Level 78
Apr 8, 2015
It really bothers me when my average for a quiz shows that on previous attempts I missed certain answers that I could never get wrong, and credits me for others I've never heard of. My results here show that I previously missed Tolkien, Twain, Capote, etc., which is NOT possible. It also shows that last time I correctly answered Morrison, Graves, Marquez, etc., which is also not possible. Seems to happen to me a lot, and there is little point in having cumulative scores if they are meaningless.
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Level 39
Apr 8, 2015
I kept trying Ovid for the Metamorphosis!
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Level 68
Aug 5, 2016
Probably too much time on this quiz. You could cut a minute off it, easily. I got 16 fairly quickly, but the others i had no idea about. Four of them i've never heard of, the other four I wasn't too likely to guess given the sheer volume of authors out there.
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Level 72
Sep 12, 2016
I've actually never read 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'. My familiarity with Kesey largely comes from Tom Wolfe's 'Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test', which is a fantastic work of New Journalism on the '60s counter-culture, following Kesey and his 'Merry Pranksters' around America as they ingest startling quantities of LSD.
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Level 66
Jun 8, 2017
I only got five, :/ but I'm really surprised all of them are among the less guessed ones: Rushdie, Kafka, Tolkien, Dante, Dahl.
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Level 64
Jun 21, 2018
I think it's wrong to have Marquez as a possible last name for Gabriel Garcia Marquez and not Garcia. Garcia (his father's main last name) is the name he passed onto his children, not Marquez (his mother's main last name). I understand keeping Marquez, although no Spanish speaker would ever call him Marquez because understanding Spanish naming conventions is not the point of this quiz. Spanish-language newspapers used Garcia Marquez, unlike most people with Spanish last names, such as Vicente Fox Quesada, in which they mainly used the paternal last name. But if they had to choose one, they would almost certainly choose Garcia, not Marquez. (If you wanted to be very fancy, you could add Gabo, his nickname, as an acceptable answer.)
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Level 72
Jul 30, 2018
Seconded.
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Level 48
Jun 21, 2018
I'm really surprised that more people have heard of Salman Rusdhie than they have Roald Dahl.
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Level 64
Sep 11, 2018
Same with Sylvia Plath
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Level 81
Oct 17, 2019
Especially since The Bell Jar is on the other, first, quiz in the series.
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Level 81
Oct 17, 2019
And she appears in both the First Names Of Authors quizzes....
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Level 52
Oct 10, 2018
yes, but no-one put a contract out on Dahl... that's one reason Rushdie got to be well-known
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Level 81
Oct 17, 2019
I'm very surprised Capote didn't get me credit for To Kill A Mockingbird too.
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Level 68
Apr 7, 2020
How do only 58% get Twain?