Literature by Letter - L

Identify these literary things that start with the letter L.
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Last updated: December 21, 2016
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J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy trilogy
Lord of the Rings, The
Term for an official government poet
Poet Laureate
Knight of the Round Table who had an affair with Guinevere
Lancelot
She wrote "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Harper Lee
In this novel, a boy survives 227 days at sea with a Bengal tiger
Life of Pi
A five line, typically bawdy poem, associated with Irish literature
Limerick
Language of Ovid and Virgil
Latin
"White Fang" and "Call of the Wild" author
Jack London
First book of "The Chronicles of Narnia"
Lion, the Witch and
the Wardrobe, The
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry novel about a boy from Asteroid B-612
Little Prince, The
Shakespeare king with three daughters: Regan, Goneril and Cordelia
Lear
British boys revert to savagery when stranded on an island
Lord of the Flies
In this book, Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth must cope with their
father's absence during the US Civil War
Little Women
Creator of Cthulhu and other old gods
H.P. Lovecraft
Series of novels about pioneer days by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little House on the Prairie
Item that imprisons a genie in "The Arabian Nights"
Magic Lamp
Nabokov novel about a man who loved underage girls
Lolita
Generation of writers who came of age during WWI
Lost Generation
Island of tiny people visited by Gulliver
Lilliput
Author of the nearly-banned "Lady Chatterley's Lover"
D.H. Lawrence
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Level 87
Dec 19, 2016
You may want to clarify on the 'Chronicles of Narnia' question. 'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe' is the first book that was written, but 'The Magician's Nephew' was written as a prequel and can be considered the first book of the series.
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Level 75
Dec 20, 2016
Seconded on this, I spent a few moments trying to make "Magician's Nephew" begin with an L.
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Level 86
Dec 20, 2016
Thirded on this.
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Level 68
May 24, 2017
Fourthed.
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Level 21
May 24, 2017
Fifthed
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Level 61
Jan 21, 2020
Sixthed
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Level 63
Dec 21, 2016
Of the novels in the series, there are "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", and "The Last Battle" that begin with L. Between the two of those, it's extremely clear which book is the right answer.
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Level 55
May 24, 2017
Seriously, The Magician's Nephew doesnt start with 'L', how is this confusing?
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Level 43
May 25, 2017
I get where you're coming from, but LTWATW is distinctly the first book in the series: prequels don't necessarily constitute "first". And Kestrana is correct as well
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Level 61
Jan 22, 2020
The question could be tighter. Ask, perhaps, for the first book of The Chronicles as published. So many of us, it appears, think chronology of story rather than publishing, It is how I read them to our children, not that they listened to them all ... Last Battle is a bit ... thin & dry, by the end. Magician's Nephew is my favourite, after The Horse and his boy.
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Level 76
Dec 20, 2016
Chthulu should be Cthulhu.
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Level ∞
Dec 21, 2016
Fixed
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Level 67
Apr 8, 2019
Blasphemy !
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Level 73
Dec 24, 2016
Wonderful quiz!
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Level 64
Feb 9, 2017
Isn't it magic lantern?
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Level 53
Mar 4, 2017
If you Google "genie magic lantern", you get a bunch of "magic lamp" results. So....no.
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Level 56
May 24, 2017
I thought that too, but I stand corrected.
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Level 57
Mar 13, 2017
Only 53% got The Little Prince, but Wikipedia puts it as the 5th best selling non-religious/philosophical book of all time.
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Level 75
Mar 28, 2017
I've found that most people who've read it have read it in French, and so think of it as "Le petit prince".
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Level 50
May 24, 2017
Second that, I would have never gotten that question because to me, the book starts with a P, not an L.
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Level 54
May 24, 2017
Le Petit Prince. It still works, possibly better.
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Level 80
Nov 24, 2018
By that logic, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe starts with 'T,' not 'L.'
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Level 56
Mar 27, 2017
Just write a Narnia book then. It's not the first one
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Level 25
Nov 3, 2017
Oh yes, I second this. Easy enough without confusing people for little reason.
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Level 35
May 24, 2017
The first book is the magicians nephew in the chronicles of narnia
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Level 79
May 24, 2017
Only chronologically.
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Level 68
May 24, 2017
Surprised Lovecraft was the least guessed answer - I'd always thought his work was very well-known.
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Level 50
May 24, 2017
Same! Although, even though I immediately recognized Cthulhu, it took me a minute to remember his name.
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Level 55
May 25, 2017
That was one of the easiest questions for me to guess myself!
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Level 47
Mar 6, 2020
I was confused because I thought it meant another god within the Lovecraft universe that created the elder gods
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Level 67
May 24, 2017
Please accept DL Hughley for the Lady Chatterly's Lover clue.
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Level 58
May 24, 2017
@moosefight You are my new favorite person.
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Level 59
May 24, 2017
Not only have I read Lord of the Flies, but Golding taught at my school (long before I was there mind). I managed to completely miss the question. Good stuff.
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Level 55
May 25, 2017
Yet again, fix the question about the Chronicles of Narnia. I don't care that The Magician's Nephew doesn't start with 'L,' and we are just supposed to guess the answer using the next best answer - the question is just plain WRONG.
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Level 67
May 25, 2017
Pretty sure The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe came like 5 years before Magician's Nephew.
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Level 41
May 26, 2017
No shame (maybe a little), I got the Guinevere question because I started singing "It Takes Two" from Hairspray.
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Level 42
May 27, 2017
Don't laugh, but I always thought Harper Lee was a man not a woman.
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Level 25
Nov 3, 2017
What, no L'Engle? Hm, I did uncommonly well on this quiz.
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Level 52
Oct 20, 2018
i hated le petit prince... it was our French (from France) teacher's idea of conversation.. sitting around reading a paragraph each...didn't understand, didn't care, (still passed French though) never even knew where he came from...
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Level 80
Nov 24, 2018
Awesome selection of works here. The Little Prince and To Kill a Mockingbird are two books that absolutely everyone should read.
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Level 72
Dec 10, 2018
Humbert Humbert was in love with one underage girl. We don't know if he loved them in general.
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Level ∞
Dec 10, 2018
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolita#Part_One