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You're Lion to Me!
Authors and their Works
"When you think of famous people born under the zodiac sign of Leo, the lion, you might think of singers and actors. This quiz is in response to an Author's Challenge issued by kyleisalive, so let's take a look at some famous Leo authors."
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"Call me Ishmael" he wrote, although that is not his name. This Leo author was born August 1, 1819 in New York City. He was popular in the 1840s but his fame declined in the 1850s. Who is this man who wrote of sailors, whales and life on the high seas?
There is writing about strange things and then there is writing about things that are just plain weird. An American author who was good at writing about the latter is considered among the best horror authors of the 20th century. Would the name "Cthulhu" help you?
Clark Ashton Smith
A famous author born under the sign of Leo wrote many war novels from his experiences as a soldier and later, a war correspondent. His most famous novel, "Exodus", published in 1958, was the biggest U.S. bestseller since "Gone With the Wind". Who was this wartime author?
"O brave new world!" spoke Miranda in Shakespeare's "The Tempest". An English author, born July 26, 1894, used most of that quote for the title of a chilling look at the 26th century. Who is the man who wrote of a world dehumanized by scientific progress?
A successful playwright, turned novelist, has become the most widely read of French authors. His novels often involved swordplay and chivalry. Which author had characters who lived by the motto "All for one, one for all".
Honoré de Balzac
Guy de Maupassant
An African-American U.S. Coast Guard serviceman taught himself how to write stories. One of his stories, "Roots: The Saga of an American Family", became a huge literary success and was made into a TV miniseries. Who was this author born under the sign of Leo?
An English poetess wrote but one novel, but what a novel! Who wrote "Wuthering Heights", now considered a classic of English literature?
An Illinois man wanted to become a magician but ended up being a highly regarded science fiction and fantasy author. Born in 1920, on August 22 (the last day of the Leo cycle of the zodiac), he wrote, among other things, "Fahrenheit 451". Who is this author?
Arthur C. Clarke
Growing up black in 20th century America was difficult at best. One author confronted discrimination and class distinctions head-on. Who was the author of such works as "The Fire Next Time"?
W.E.B. Du Bois
The oldest author in this quiz was born in 1802. This author was born 163 years later, in England, in 1965. Some of the characters in her books are named Harry, Hermione, Luna, Severus, Sirius and Albus. Who is this 'magical' author?
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