Literature by Letter - U

Identify these literary things that start with the letter U.
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Last updated: December 24, 2016
First submittedDecember 21, 2016
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Mythical hero also known as Odysseus; Or, a novel by James Joyce
Ulysses
Thomas More's idealized world
Utopia
Realm ruled by Hades
Underworld
Diactrical mark consisting of two dots on top of a vowel (Ü for example)
Umlaut
Harriet Beecher Stowe's abolitionist work that was a catalyst to end slavery in the US
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Stephen King novel (and TV show) about a town sealed under a force field
Under the Dome
Fairy tale about an unattractive gosling that becomes a beautiful swan
Ugly Duckling, the
Poe story about a weathly, imbred family
Fall of the House of Usher
Well-known John Keats poem
Ode on a Grecian Urn
Milan Kundera novel set in Prague
Unbearable Lightness of
Being, the
A narrator whose perspective cannot be trusted
Unreliable narrator
Greek god of the sky; Namesake of an object in our solar system
Uranus
Term for a fictional, rare, costly, or impossible material used as a plot device
Unobtainium
First name of female science fiction author Le Guin
Ursula
Author of historical fiction such as "Exodus" and "Trinity"
Leon Uris
He created Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, and won multiple Pulitzers doing so
John Updike
"Overman" envisioned by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche
Ubermensch
Last name of wicked Hogwarts headmaster Dolores
Umbridge
Mr. Heep of the novel "David Copperfield". Famously obsequious
Uriah
First name of King Arthur's father
Uther
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Level 65
Dec 23, 2016
I'd suggest allowing unobtanium as a spelling variant. It's a fairly minor spelling difference. It's also the spelling used in Avatar, which makes it likely to be the first guess for many people.
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Level ∞
Dec 23, 2016
Okay
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Level 80
Jan 24, 2017
Yeah, that's what i went for. Thanks for adding it!
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Level 72
Dec 24, 2016
Hi Kes ~ John Keats' poem is actually called "Ode ON a Grecian Urn". And I don't know how stickler you want to get :-), but it's actually "THE Unbearable Lightness of Being". You're almost done the alphabet! Great work!
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Level ∞
Dec 24, 2016
Fixed
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Level 43
Jul 27, 2017
Unfaithful narrator is not common i think. And maybe inbred, not imbred?
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Level 62
Jul 27, 2017
inbred
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Level 68
Jul 27, 2017
Is "imbred" a word or were you meaning to write "inbred?"
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Level 52
Jul 27, 2017
I think yeast and flour are inbred.
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Level 67
Aug 24, 2017
I was also wondering that. And diacritical (and übermensch) are also misspelled.
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Level 79
Jul 27, 2017
Staying at a place called Uncle Tom's Cabin Hotel as I write this.
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Level 52
Jul 27, 2017
Better than staying in the underworld.
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Level 48
Jul 27, 2017
A baby swan is a cygnet - the ugly duckling was a cygnet not a gosling.
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Level 58
Jul 27, 2017
Gosling? It's the ugly duckling (i.e. a young duck) and grows into a swan: geese have nothing to do with the story.
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Level 62
Jul 27, 2017
Frankly, if I was an ugly young waterbird I would rather grow up into a duck than a goose.
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Level 75
Feb 4, 2019
Agree with fitheach, it's a wee gawky cygnet. The hint could be changed so that it's tricky and still correct by saying 'unattractive "duckling" that becomes a beautiful swan' :)
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Level 67
Apr 8, 2019
Like that it has half of the answer in it. Young/baby waterfowl perhaps?
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Level 67
Apr 8, 2019
Suggestion in the above comment (forgot checkmark... it realllly would be nice if that could be checked in edit.. but it is gone then)
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Level 57
Jul 27, 2017
Dolores Umbridge is female, so shouldn't it be 'headmistress' rather than headmaster? Even headteacher would do.
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Level 65
Jul 28, 2017
That might be the term they use in the book: I wouldn't attack the quiz maker over it
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Level 75
Feb 4, 2019
That doesn't seem at all like an attack to me. It's just feedback about something that might not be correct in the quiz. It's not personal.
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Level 61
Jul 27, 2017
Good quiz, but no Umberto Eco?
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Level 56
Aug 11, 2017
I've done really well on the alphabet until I took this quiz - my score fits so well: it was UGLY. :P
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Level 67
Apr 8, 2019
Wow I was above average on this one average was 12, I got 13, would be 14 if I got the spelling of ulysses right (or there was more leniency on the spelling) I tried ulyssus, ulysseus, and think then played around with doubling the l's and s's or not