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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?
Lord Lyndon's Inauspicious Beginning
The Luck of the Irish
The Luck of Barry Lyndon
Thackeray's work first appeared serialized in which magazine?
The Dublin Magazine
The Strand Magazine
Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country
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
George Brummell, Esq.
All of these
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 kidnaps Nora and takes her to England.
He takes up with Nora's maidservant.
He considers taking Holy Orders.
He shoots Captain Quinn in a duel.
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?
Field Marshal Schwerin
none of these
Wenzel Anton, Count of Kaunitz-Rietberg
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 dies in a tragic equestrian accident.
He becomes a ruined alcoholic, like his father.
He goes off and dies in the American War.
What is the name of the place which becomes Barry's home for the last nineteen years of his life?
The Tower of London
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