Herman MelvilleWhat American author created the literary characters Starbuck and Billy Budd?

DASHIEL HAMMETTWho created The Thin Man characters Nick and Nora Charles?
JAMES MICHENERWho won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1948 for the novel Tales of the South Pacific?
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSONWhat author was born in Scotland, lived in America and died in Samoa?
What American author wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip van Winkle?
JAMES THRUBERWho wrote The Secret Life of Walter Mitty?
MARGARET MEADEWho won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938?
EMILY BRONTEWhat author's only novel is a classic of English literature called Wuthering Heights?
LOUISA MAY ALCOTTWho wrote the semi-autobiographical novel Little Women?
George OrwellWhat English author wrote about intollerance and social injustice?
CHARLES DICKENSWhat English author went by the pen name of Boz?

Literary Facts

The bestselling book of all time The Bible

Second-best selling book of all time Quotations of Mao Tse Tung

Bestselling continuously updated book of all The Guinness Book of World Records

The bestselling novel of all time Valley of the Dolls

Storyteller from Thrace Aesop

Virgil writes that this man is the ancestor of all Romans Aeneas

First century satire of Roman Empire Satyricon

5th or 6th century Saxon saga Beowulf

Beowulf monster Grendel

8th century Anglo-Saxon monk and translator Venerable Bede

William I survey of England, 1085 Domesday Book

Classic medieval morality plays Everyman

14th century “Father of English Literature” Geoffrey Chaucer

The Wife of Bath appears in this work The Canterbury Tales

Crystal City is in this work Pilgrim’s Progress

1653 book on fishing The Compleat Angler

Dante’s love Beatrice

Samuel Johnson biographer James Bozwell

Milton work about the fall of Satan Paradise Lost

Mephistopheles is the devil in this work Dr. Faustus

Vlad the Impaler is the basis for this character Count Dracula

Cyrano de Bergerac’s love Roxanne

Sir Galahad’s father Lancelot

King Arthur’ island Avalon

Edmond Dantes is this man The Count of Monte Cristo

Don Quixote’s squire Sancho Panza

Count Vronsky’s love Anna Karenina

Land in Lost Horizon Shangri-La

Subject of The Agony and the Ecstasy Michelangelo

Baroness Orczy’s hero The Scarlet Pimpernel

Oscar Wilde’s never aging murderer Dorian Gray

C. S. Forester’s naval hero Captain Horatio Hornblower

Jules Verne’s captain Captain Nemo

Captain Nemo’s submarine Nautilus

Phileas Fogg is in this novel Around the World in 80 Days

Fogg’s sidekick Passepartout

Creator of the character Jean Valjean Victor Hugo

Main characterin The Hunchback of Notre Dame Quasimodo

Quasimodo’s love Esmeralda

Character Oliver Mellors was known asLady Chatterley’s Lover

Philip Nolan is this title characterThe Man Without a Country

19th century writer of dime novelsNed Buntline

James Fenimore Cooper’s hometown Cooperstown, NY

Cooper’s five-novel talesThe Leather-Stocking Tales

The first Leather Stocking tale The Pioneers

Cooper’s scout in The Pathfinder and The Deerslayer Natty Bumppo

Natty Bumppo’s nickname Hawkeye

Cooper’s last Mohican Uncas

First American man of letters, from Tarrytown, NY Washington Irving

Ichabod Crane appears in this novelThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Irving’s Sleepy Hollow riderThe Headless Horseman

Mountains where Rip Van Winkle slept for 20 yearsThe Catskills

Louisa May Alcott’s literary alter ego Jo March

Salem, Massachusetts author Nathaniel Hawthorne

She wore the scarlet letter Hester Prynne

Hester Prynne’s daughter Pearl

Vanity Fair lady Becky Sharp

Albany, NY author Herman Melville

Melville’s award-winning short story Billy Budd

Moby-Dick captain Captain Ahab

Moby-Dick story teller and sole survivor Ishmael

Firstfemale writer in U.S. Writer’s Hall of FameHarriet Beecher Stowe

Uncle Tom’s Cabin villain Simon Legree

Little girl from Uncle Tom’s Cabin Little Eva

Sherlock Holmes’ address221B Baker Street

Sherlock Holmes’ sidekickDr. Watson

Sherlock Holmes’ arch villain Professor Moriarty

Author and anthropologist raised in Samoa Margaret Mead

Scottish author from Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott

Scottish “Robin Hood” Rob Roy

Innovative 20th century Irish novelist James Joyce

Stephen Daedalus is a character in this novel .Ulysses

Humbert Humbert is a character in this novelLolita

Alexander Selkirk’s life is the basis for this novel Robinson Crusoe

Author who saw the Alaska gold rush Jack London

Jack London’s sea captain Wolf Larson

Call of the Wild dog Buck

Scottish author who lived in America and Samoa Robert Louis Stevenson

Boy in Treasure Island Jim Hawkins

Treasure Island peg-legged pirate Long John Silver

Author from Hannibal, Missouri Mark Twain

Mark Twain title lawyer Pudd’nhead Wilson

Tom Sawyer’s girlfriend Becky Thatcher

Tom Sawyer’s aunt Aunt Polly

Huckleberry Finn’s black friend Jim

Mark Twain worked for this author Bret Harte

He was pen-named BozCharles Dickens

Charles Dickens’s unfinished novelThe Mystery of Edwin Drood

The two cities in A Tale of Two Cities London and Paris

Pip and Mrs. Haversham appear in this novelGreat Expectations

Uriah Heep appears in this novelDavid Copperfield

Quilp appears in this novelThe Old Curiosity Shop

Ebeneezer Scrooge’s deceased partnerJacob Marley (first ghost)

Bob Cratchit’s son Tiny Tim

Lucy Manett and Sydney Carton are in this novelA Tale of Two Cities

Hans Brinker appears in this novelThe Silver Skates

English novelist, wrote of social injustice and totalitarianismGeorge Orwell

Napoleon and Snowball appear in this novelAnimal Farm

Big Brother watched Winston Smith and Julia in this novel1984

Hester Prynne and Pearl are in this novelThe Scarlette Letter

Nicknamed “Papa,” he committed suicide in Idaho.Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway’s novel of the Spanish Civil WarFor Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway novel of the lost generation The Sun Also Rises

Hemingway’s novel of BullfightingDeath in the Afternoon

Hemingway’s novel of WW I in ItalyA Farewell to Arms

Character in The Old Man and the SeaSantiago

Sauk Center, Minnesota authorSinclair Lewis

Town in Our TownGrover’s Corners

Sinclair Lewis’ Vermont doctorArrowsmith

Sinclair Lewis’ real estate agentBabbitt

Sinclair Lewis’ novel of European travelsDodsworth

Monterey, CA authorJohn Stienbeck

Stienbeck story of friends in Monterey after WWITortilla Flat

Stienbeck popular short storyThe Red Pony

Joad family appears in this novelThe Grapes of Wrath

Steinbeck’s fish factory taleCannery Row

Steinbeck’s poodle taleTravels With Charlie

Adam Trask appears in this novel East of Eden

Russian-American author born in St. PetersburgAyn Rand

Dagney Taggart is a character in this novelAtlas Shrugged

Howard Roark is a character in this novelThe Fountainhead

Deer Park authorNorman Mailer

Norman Mailer novel set in WW II The Naked and the Dead

The Executioner's Song was about him Gary Gilmore

After the Fall was about her Marilyn Monroe

Taos, New Mexico author D.H. Lawrence

Paul Morel is a character in this D.H. Lawrence novel Sons and Lovers

D.H. Lawrence highly-censored novel of 1928 Lady Chatterly's Lover

London author of A Room with a ViewE.M. Forester

E.M. Forster’s country homeHoward’s End

E. M. Forester novel of India independence movementA Passage to India

Lifelong friend of Gertrude SteinAlice B. Toklas

Mansion in RebeccaManderly

Mr. Rochester appears in this novelJane Eyre

Mansion in Jane EyreThornfield Hall

Heathcliff is a character in this novelWuthering Heights

The Little House on the Prairie familyIngalls

Novel in which “Scout” Finch appearedTo Kill a Mockingbird

Novel in which Willie Stark appearedAll the King’s Men

Novel in which Billie Pilgrim appearedSlaughterhouse Five

Novel in which Howard Roark appearedAtlas Shrugged

Ed McBain’s precinct87th Precinct

Salesman in Death of a SalesmanWilly Loman

Poe’s Rue Morgue and Purloined Letter detectiveC. August Dupain

Jeeves’ creatorP. G. Wodehouse

Nero Wolfe creatorRex Stout

Father Brown creatorG. K. Chesterton

Lord Peter Wimsey creatorDorothy Sayer

Nick and Nora Charles creator Dashiell Hammett

Kay Scarpetta creator Patricia Cornwell

Kinsey Millhone creator Sue Grafton

V.I. Warshawski creator Sara Paretsky

Doctor Fu Manchu creator Sax Rohmer

Mr. Moto creator John Marquand

Charlie Chan creator Earl Derr Biggers

Perry Mason creator Erle Stanley Gardner

Nathan Zuckerman creator Phillip Roth

Mike Hammer’s creator Mickey Spillane

Philip Marlowe’s creator Raymond Chandler

Sam Spade creator Dashiell Hammett

Travis McGee creator John MacDonald

Jim Chee (Navajo policeman) creatorTony Hillerman

Adam Daglish creatorP. D. James

Harry Lime creatorDashiell Hammett

Alex Cross creatorJames Patterson

Harry Potter creatorJ. K. Rowling

“The Working author” Studs Terkel

“Lincoln biographer” Carl Sandburg

“The Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark

Pygmalion professor Henry Higgins

Lady in Portrait of a Lady Isabel Archer

Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness narrator Marlow

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s namesake Francis Scott Key

F. Scott Fitzgerald's wifeZelda

Salesman in The Great Gatsby Nick Carroway

The Great Gatsby’s love Daisy Buchanan

Main character in The Natural Roy Hobbs

Roy Hobbs' bat "Wonderboy"

Hero of Catcher in the Rye Holden Caulfield

Winnie the Pooh’s human friend Christopher Robin

Pig in Charlotte's Web Wilbur

The “lady” in A Streetcar Named Desire Blanche Dubois

Leading man in A Streetcar Named Desire Stanley Kowalski

French-born American diarist Anaïs Nin

King of the Techno-thriller Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy’s government agent Jack Ryan

Writer and LA policeman for 14 years Joseph Wambaugh

Castle Rock or Maine author Stephen King

French short story writer Guy de Maupassant

Winner of the first U.S. Nobel Prize for Literature Eugene O’Neill

2001: A Space Odyssey computer HAL-9000