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"William Makepeace Thackeray's 1844 novel "Barry Lyndon" was a notable success for the author. If you weren't around for the book signings, good luck on this quiz."
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What was the original title of this work?
The Luck of Barry Lyndon
The Luck of the Irish
Lord Lyndon's Inauspicious Beginning
Thackeray's work first appeared serialized in which magazine?
The Dublin Magazine
Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country
The Strand Magazine
Under what nom-de-plume was Barry Lyndon published?
George Savage Fitz-Boodle
George Herman Ruth
George Monck Albemarle
Who was Thackeray's model for the anti-hero Barry Lyndon?
Andrew Robinson Stoney
All of these
George Brummell, Esq.
Barry Lyndon is the protagonist's given name.
Barry's life becomes complicated when his first love, Nora Brady, becomes betrothed to Captain Quinn. How does Barry resolve his unrequited passions?
He shoots Captain Quinn in a duel.
He considers taking Holy Orders.
He kidnaps Nora and takes her to England.
He takes up with Nora's maidservant.
In the course of the novel, which two armies does Lyndon fight for in the Seven Years War?
England and Saxony
England and Prussia
France and England
Prussia and Spain
While engaged in the personal service of Captain Potzdorff, Barry is asked to spy on whom?
none of these
Wenzel Anton, Count of Kaunitz-Rietberg
Field Marshal Schwerin
Captain Potzdorff's wife
What becomes of young Bryan, Barry's own son with Countess Lyndon?
He is elected into Parliament over his cousin.
He goes off and dies in the American War.
He becomes a ruined alcoholic, like his father.
He dies in a tragic equestrian accident.
What is the name of the place which becomes Barry's home for the last nineteen years of his life?
Giltspur Street Compter
The Tower of London
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