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The life of the writer; the influences, the inspirations and the exasperation is laid bare. Individual authors from 16th century playwrights to 21st century children's writers can all be found here.
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61 The Life and Works of Bret Easton Ellis
A brief synopsis on the writer and his post-modern Gen-X literature, which includes "Less Than Zero", "American Psycho", "Lunar Park" and many more.
Tough
10 Q
jarbey
Oct 04 07
189 plays
62 The Life of Ian Fleming
I thought I would write a quiz that I couldn't find myself, just a few mixed questions so I hope you enjoy!
Tough
10 Q
wezroft
Aug 11 03
276 plays
63 O. Henry
A tribute to one of America's best loved short story writers.
Tough
10 Q
astorian
Oct 16 03
333 plays
64 Bram Stoker And 'Dracula'
This is on the life of the creator of Count Dracula, Bram Stoker. There are a few questions on 'Dracula', also.
Difficult
10 Q
LindaC007
Dec 11 01
831 plays
65 Chaim Potok
This quiz tests players' knowledge of the author Chaim Potok. Best of luck!
Average
10 Q
Triviaballer
Oct 09 08
183 plays
66 The Dean of Science Fiction
One of the most influential science fiction authors of the 20th century, Robert A. Heinlein came to be known as "The Dean". How much do you know about his life?
Tough
10 Q
Rowena8482
Jan 23 11
165 plays
67 Christopher Marlowe
Christopher Marlowe was quite a character: A short life, a great Elizabethan talent, a belief (by some) that he wrote Shakespeare's works - and a very curious death.
Tough
10 Q
robert362
Aug 30 02
375 plays
68 Rod Serling: Beyond the Twilight Zone
'Twilight Zone' was a classic - but it wasn't the only thing that Serling ever did. All of the following questions involve projects which involved Serling (teleplay, screenplay, etc.) in some capacity.
Difficult
10 Q
robert362
Feb 24 01
576 plays
69 The Life of S. E. Hinton
Let's see how well you know S. E. Hinton. Try taking my quiz and then tell me what you think.
Tough
10 Q
rlke6488
Nov 23 06
303 plays
70 Hero of the Penny Dreadful: Horatio Alger, Jr.
At the beginning of the 20th century, Horatio Alger, Jr. was one of the most widely-read authors in America. Let's see how much you know of this prolific writer.
Tough
10 Q
LaLaLoopy
Dec 07 09
129 plays
71 The Life of Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Ten questions on the life and times of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, the famous Russian author. Enjoy!
Average
10 Q
jonnowales
Nov 03 06
225 plays
72 Dickens' Biography
Questions about the life and death of Charles Dickens for the true 'Dickensophile'. Have fun.
Tough
10 Q
Bethanny
Apr 17 01
636 plays
73 Dalton Trumbo: Overlooked Genius
This quiz is about the work of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. Let's see what you know!
Tough
15 Q
StickyBad
Jul 26 09
165 plays
74 Sylvia Plath Biography
Sylvia Plath led a fascinating life that ended in tragedy. This is a quiz dedicated to her life, her work, and her brilliance.
Tough
15 Q
katiek54
May 04 02
495 plays
75 The Life and Works of G. A. Henty
G. A. Henty wrote many books and was called "The Boy's Own Historian." How much do you know about him?
Tough
10 Q
starry_night
Apr 20 03
159 plays
76 Lilian Jackson Braun Herself
L.J.B. is one of my favorite authors. Her adventures of KoKo, YumYum, and Mr. Q are always great reading.
Tough
15 Q
stargate
Sep 07 03
195 plays
77 Molière
This is my first quiz, a quiz about the French author Molière.
Average
15 Q
IK-MDK
Aug 11 04
186 plays
78 Omar Tyree
This quiz is for all of the true fans of Omar Tyree. Come on and give it a try it's not difficult.
Tough
10 Q
NYKnicksGirl1026
Nov 17 01
186 plays
79 The LIfe and Works of Paul Theroux
A quiz about the life and work of one of my favorite authors.
Tough
10 Q
PJLBewdy
Mar 26 04
171 plays
80 To You, Gertrude Stein
A quiz about Gertrude Stein.
Average
10 Q
pennie1478
Sep 13 10
132 plays
81 Pran - The Great Indian Cartoonist
The name of the quiz says it all, Pran is arguably one of India'a greatest cartoonists and writers. He took India by storm with his unique characters like Chacha Chaudhry and Sabu when India was totally tending towards the West.
Average
10 Q
peelusrinivasan
Jan 26 04
147 plays
82 Nevil Shute - A Voice of the 20th Century
Our library recently added a host of Nevil Shute books to their e-book collection. He has long been one of my favorite authors so I went on a bit of a binge. I though a quiz might be a good way to share some of my new insights into this interesting man
Tough
10 Q
MicjealS
Nov 12 12
129 plays
83 Franz Kafka
This is a quiz I made about Franz Kafka. Enjoy.
Difficult
15 Q
sullengirl20
Oct 04 01
534 plays
84 Catullus, the Greatest Romantic of Ancient Rome
This is a quiz for all those who have studied classics and/ or love Catullus, one of the greatest poets of all times.
Tough
10 Q
Beatka
Sep 24 02
237 plays
85 Poe
Tribute to the talented and tortured E.A.P.
Average
10 Q
robert362
Nov 16 00
1125 plays
86 The Benchleys
About the famed three-generation literary family.
Difficult
15 Q
tjoebigham
Aug 01 01
174 plays
87 David Sedaris
What do you know about this autobiographical humorist and his work?
Average
10 Q
filmmaker03
Jun 25 05
318 plays
88 The Life And Times Of Joy Adamson
This quiz is about Joy Adamson, the author of "Born Free." Adamson's life was and is an inspiration to all. Her greatest joy in life was returning animals to their wild state. Although her life was cut short, she will always be remembered.
Difficult
10 Q
DakotaNorth
Sep 10 02
249 plays
89 Life of Vladimir Nabokov
Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) is one of the 20th Century's most important writers. His novels, such as 'Lolita' and 'Pale Fire,' are considered classics, and monumental artistic achievements. Test your knowledge of the life of Nabokov with this quiz.
Average
20 Q
panderson
May 14 02
279 plays
90 Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Not only does this quiz cover Elizabeth's life, but also some of her most famous poetry pieces.
Tough
10 Q
pennie1478
Jan 30 06
207 plays
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