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Classic Novels by Plot #2

Can you name these classic novels, based on a description of their plots?
Quiz by kenpo17
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Last updated: November 30, 2019
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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
Cristo
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
Dracula
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
Slaughterhouse-Five
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
Courage
Frenchwoman indulges her love for luxury and extramarital affairs,
ultimately ruining both herself and her dull husband
Madame Bovary
22 Comments
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Level 77
Oct 24, 2017
Could you accept Monte Christo as a type-in, please?
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Level 66
Oct 24, 2017
Sure, I don't see why not. That will work now.
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Level 74
Nov 22, 2019
Would you mind accepting 'Mice and Men'? I forgot the 'of' and cried for hours.
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Level 53
Oct 25, 2017
nice quiz. will give slaughterhouse five a try. sounds interesting
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Level 66
Oct 25, 2017
It's a really hard book to describe, but it's quite interesting.
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Level 72
Nov 21, 2019
I've read it and was really unimpressed. Others seem to love it though, so maybe it's a marmite book.
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Level 66
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.
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Level 63
Jul 11, 2020
Now I know what marmite means, thanks! Slapstick is my favorite. Great quiz!!
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Level 83
Nov 21, 2019
I read it and remember Dresden but nothing about aliens ... Strange
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Level 77
Jan 27, 2020
There is an audio book version of it that is read by Ethan Hawke
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Level 77
Nov 21, 2019
Well I got Steinbeck right. Just wrong book of his.
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Level 89
Nov 21, 2019
And I wondered why on Earth Fahrenheit 451 wouldn't work for the book mentioned above.
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Level 66
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.
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Level 93
May 24, 2021
Plus it's in the first quiz.
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Level 75
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.
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Level 56
Jan 25, 2021
I got a whole, whopping 2
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Level 74
Aug 29, 2021
Should accept Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships
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Level 39
Jul 3, 2022
This quiz was awesome. Got 16/17, having read all these books except War & Peace and Red Badge of Courage (the latter being the one I got wrong).
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Level 56
Sep 29, 2023
Think I scored nil points for the US books and 100% for all of the others.
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Level 62
Nov 12, 2023
Could we accept Gulliver?

Nice quiz anyway!

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Level 76
Nov 12, 2023
I've read three of the five books I couldn't name. Insert comment about age.
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Level 83
Nov 12, 2023
Could you allow "Mme. Bovary"? It is a French book, and that is how it is abbreviated in French. Just as English speakers would not expect to have to write out "Missus Dalloway".