Classic Novels by Plot #2

Can you name these classic novels, based on a description of their plots?
Quiz by kenpo17
Last updated: November 30, 2019
First submittedOctober 24, 2017
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Gang of thieves tries to corrupt an orphan in 19th century London.
Oliver Twist
Frenchman is falsely imprisoned, escapes, discovers a fortune, and takes
revenge on those who framed him.
The Count of Monte
A man never ages, but his portrait does.
The Picture of
Dorian Gray
Missouri boy helps a runaway slave try to reach freedom.
The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn
Vampiric count moves from Transylvania to England.
Eventually, over 1000 pages, the Napoleonic Army is turned back from Russia.
War and Peace
Burglar joins band of dwarves to reclaim their home from a dragon,
and finds a magic ring along the way.
The Hobbit
Two migrant workers, one of whom is mentally disabled and extremely strong,
dream of a better life but don't find it.
Of Mice and Men
Spider writes messages in her web to save a pig from slaughter.
Charlotte's Web
Long Island millionaire, who is possibly a gangster, throws elaborate parties to
impress a married woman he loves from afar.
The Great Gatsby
Big Brother is watching as man tries to defy the Thought Police.
Nineteen Eighty-Four
Spanish nobleman decides he's a knight, gets a squire, and attacks a windmill.
Don Quixote
Traveler keeps ending up in strange lands inhabited by tiny people,
giants, and immortal beings.
Gulliver's Travels
Man becomes unstuck in time, survives WW2 firebombing of Dresden, is captured
by aliens and held in a zoo, and becomes an optometrist.
Young woman gains summer internship in New York, but becomes mentally
unstable and attempts suicide.
The Bell Jar
Union army deserter runs away, gets injured, and returns to his regiment to fight again.
The Red Badge of
Frenchwoman indulges her love for luxury and extramarital affairs,
ultimately ruining both herself and her dull husband.
Madame Bovary
Level 72
Oct 24, 2017
Could you accept Monte Christo as a type-in, please?
Level 67
Oct 24, 2017
Sure, I don't see why not. That will work now.
Level 76
Nov 22, 2019
Would you mind accepting 'Mice and Men'? I forgot the 'of' and cried for hours.
Level 32
Oct 25, 2017
nice quiz. will give slaughterhouse five a try. sounds interesting
Level 67
Oct 25, 2017
It's a really hard book to describe, but it's quite interesting.
Level 69
Nov 21, 2019
I've read it and was really unimpressed. Others seem to love it though, so maybe it's a marmite book.
Level 67
Nov 21, 2019
It's not my favorite Vonnegut by any means, but it's a lot more recognizable than, say, Player Piano or Cat's Cradle.
Level 56
Jul 11, 2020
Now I know what marmite means, thanks! Slapstick is my favorite. Great quiz!!
Level 78
Nov 21, 2019
I read it and remember Dresden but nothing about aliens ... Strange
Level 73
Jan 27, 2020
There is an audio book version of it that is read by Ethan Hawke
Level 82
Nov 21, 2019
Well I got Steinbeck right. Just wrong book of his.
Level 83
Nov 21, 2019
And I wondered why on Earth Fahrenheit 451 wouldn't work for the book mentioned above.
Level 67
Nov 21, 2019
The Grapes of Wrath gets used for way more quizzes, I wanted Steinbeck's other best-known work to have its moment.
Level 70
Nov 30, 2019
"Imprisoned" is misspelled as "imprisonmed"
Level ∞
Nov 30, 2019
Okay, fixed.
Level 78
Jan 25, 2020
Nice mix of books. I couldn't figure out why Madame Butterfly wasn't working for the last one. Time to find a good brain surgeon to plug all those holes in my head.
Level 48
Jan 25, 2021
I got a whole, whopping 2
Level 22
Feb 17, 2021


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