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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.
10 Q
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!
10 Q
Aug 11 03
276 plays
63 O. Henry
A tribute to one of America's best loved short story writers.
10 Q
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.
10 Q
Dec 11 01
837 plays
65 Chaim Potok
This quiz tests players' knowledge of the author Chaim Potok. Best of luck!
10 Q
Oct 09 08
183 plays
66 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.
10 Q
Aug 30 02
378 plays
67 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?
10 Q
Jan 23 11
165 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.
10 Q
Feb 24 01
579 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.
10 Q
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.
10 Q
Dec 07 09
129 plays
71 Thomas Edward Lawrence (of Arabia and Beyond)
T. E. Lawrence, "Lawrence of Arabia", was a charismatic and enigmatic early twentieth-century figure. While his exploits were dramatic and colorful, his ambiguity is as much a part of his reputation as his accomplishments are.
Very Difficult
15 Q
Aug 15 02
435 plays
72 The Life of Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Ten questions on the life and times of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, the famous Russian author. Enjoy!
10 Q
Nov 03 06
228 plays
73 Dickens' Biography
Questions about the life and death of Charles Dickens for the true 'Dickensophile'. Have fun.
10 Q
Apr 17 01
642 plays
74 Dalton Trumbo: Overlooked Genius
This quiz is about the work of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. Let's see what you know!
15 Q
Jul 26 09
168 plays
75 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.
15 Q
May 04 02
495 plays
76 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.
10 Q
Sep 24 02
243 plays
77 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?
10 Q
Apr 20 03
159 plays
78 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.
15 Q
Sep 07 03
195 plays
79 Molière
This is my first quiz, a quiz about the French author Molière.
15 Q
Aug 11 04
186 plays
80 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.
10 Q
Nov 17 01
186 plays
81 To You, Gertrude Stein
A quiz about Gertrude Stein.
10 Q
Sep 13 10
135 plays
82 The LIfe and Works of Paul Theroux
A quiz about the life and work of one of my favorite authors.
10 Q
Mar 26 04
171 plays
83 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.
10 Q
Jan 26 04
147 plays
84 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
10 Q
Nov 12 12
129 plays
85 The Benchleys
About the famed three-generation literary family.
15 Q
Aug 01 01
174 plays
86 David Sedaris
What do you know about this autobiographical humorist and his work?
10 Q
Jun 25 05
318 plays
87 Poe
Tribute to the talented and tortured E.A.P.
10 Q
Nov 16 00
1146 plays
88 Franz Kafka
This is a quiz I made about Franz Kafka. Enjoy.
15 Q
Oct 04 01
534 plays
89 The Life of Kenneth Grahame
This is on the author of the beloved 'The Wind in the Willows'. There are a few questions about the book also.
15 Q
Nov 18 01
201 plays
90 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.
10 Q
Sep 10 02
249 plays
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