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Which American realist authored the short story "The Beast in the Jungle"?

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Henry James. The Henry James novella "The Beast in the Jungle" was published in 1903 as part of a collection entitled "The Better Sort".

What destroyed all the crops in "The Grapes of Wrath"?

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Dust Storms. "The Grapes of Wrath" has been banned and challenged since it was first published in 1939 for its vulgar language and sexual references.

Who wrote the sci-fi book "Journey to the Center of the Earth"?

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Jules Verne. Jules Verne would write stories about air travel before it was ever invented.

What is the name of the poetic division used in "The Divine Comedy"?

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Cantos. "The Divine Comedy" is about Dante's journey towards God.

Which author of the poem "Trees" died while fighting in World War I?

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Alfred Joyce Kilmer. The Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is located in North Carolina.

The book "Flowers for Algernon" was written by whom?

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Daniel Keyes. "Flowers for Algernon" won a Nebula award.

What is the name of Stephen King's first novel?

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Carrie. The film adaptation of "Carrie" featured a star-making turn by Sissy Spacek as the title character.

Who was the author of the book, "Angela's Ashes"?

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Frank McCourt. Frank McCourt wrote "Angela's Ashes" in 1997.

What is the name of the boy who visits in summer in "To Kill a Mockingbird"?

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Dill. Dill's character in "To Kill A Mockingbird" is based on the author's friend Truman Capote.

What story in "Nightmares and Dreamscapes", by Stephen King, featured zombies?

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Home Delivery. "Home Delivery" was first published in the 1989 anthology "Book of the Dead".

What was the real first name of the main character in Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations"?

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Philip. In "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens, Pip's real name was Philip Pirrip.

What book published by Washington Square Press is about a teen who helps cure her sister's leukemia?

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My Sister's Keeper. A film adaptation of "My Sister's Keeper" was released on June 26, 2009.

Which Stephen King novel is about a young girl with pyrokinetic powers?

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Firestarter. Stephen King's "Firestarter" is about a six-year-old girl with pyrokinetic abilities.

What is the name of the protagonist in "The Bourne Betrayal"?

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Jason Bourne. In "The Bourne Betrayal", Jason Bourne undergoes a radical new course of therapy to regain his memory.

In the Charles Dickens novel "A Tale of Two Cities", who is Madame Defarge?

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A Revolutionary. Madame Defarge knits throughout "A Tale of Two Cities".

What's the dog's name in Jack London's adventure novel, "The Call of the Wild"?

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Buck. Buck is a mix of a Saint Bernard and a Scotch Shepherd.

Which "unstuck in time" character is featured in Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse-Five"?

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Billy Pilgrim. Billy Pilgrim was a Prisoner of War during World War II.

How many novels had Danielle Steele published before releasing the 2006 novel "Coming Out"?

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66. Two of Danielle Steel's husbands (Danny Zugeler and William Toth) are convicted criminals.

Who introduced the poetic form of a Dramatic Monologue to literature?

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Robert Browning. Robert Browning eloped with Elizabeth Barrett (Browning) on September 12, 1846.

 

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