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Second Only to Shakespeare?
"William Shakespeare is considered to be the greatest writer of the English language - and perhaps the greatest writer anywhere. If this is true, who is in second place? Here are a few possibilities."
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Fyodor Dostoevsky is best known for "Crime and Punishment" and "The Brothers Karamazov", but he also wrote other works. Which
of the following is NOT one of them?
The House of the Dead
Leo Tolstoi is best known for "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina". Which of the following of his works was banned when first published?
The Penal Colony
What I Believe
Victor Hugo is best known for "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Les Miserables". His life - like his writing - was dramatic. His wedding day was marred by what personal tragedy?
The death of his father
Receipt of devastating financial news
Abandonment by his wife-to-be
The mental breakdown of his brother
Charles Dickens is certainly one of the most prolific of the "great writers". Poe's raven may have been inspired by "Grip", the raven that belonged to Barnaby Rudge (in Dickens' novel of the same name.) What may accurately be said about the character, Rudge?
Dante is best known for "The Divine Comedy". Beatrice was one of the "guides" in that work; which of the following was also a "guide"?
John Milton is best known for "Paradise Lost". Which of the following is NOT one of his works?
John Donne is perhaps best known for his poetry, but man does not live by poetry alone. Which of the following statements about him is accurate?
He was appointed Royal Barrister
He was appointed Royal Philosopher
He was appointed Royal Chaplain
He was appointed Royal Physician
Thomas Mann is best known for "Death in Venice". Which of the following is NOT one of his works?
The Magic Mountain
Magister Ludi (The Glass Bead Game)
Eugene O'Neill is America's foremost dramatist. Which of these plays by O'Neill does not deal with sailors and the sea?
Long Day's Journey Into Night
The Hairy Ape
The Long Voyage Home
Arthur Miller is also a great American dramatist. Which of the following of his works is a (somewhat) autobiographical look at one of his marriages?
The Ride Down Mt. Morgan
After the Fall
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