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1. This American children's author lived in the 1800s. He shared his fame with his brothers, John Stevens Cabot Abbott (a pastor, historian and writer) and Gorham Dummer Abbott (a clergyman, educator and author). Who was this author, best known by his "Rollo Books"?
2. The Abbott family were a talented bunch. John and Gorham's nephews were also writers. Edward was better known as a clergyman, but wrote some religious books. His brothers Lyman (an editor and author) and Austin (a lawyer and academic) were also published writers, but who was their oldest brother, also an author and one of the creators of the New York penal code?
3. Sarah Burney was an English novelist, author of novels like "Clarentine" or "Traits of Nature". She was not as famous as her half-sister, though. Who was this novelist and playwright, the author of "Evelina", "Cecilia" and "Camilla"?
4. Jacob and Wilhelm were German academics and scholars. They collected and published several folk tales, such as "Hansel and Gretel", "Rapunzel" or "Snow White", popularizing them in the 1800s. What was their last name?
5. Jack C. Haldeman II was an American biologist and a science-fiction writer, author of dozens of short stories. His brother was also a science-fiction writer and even became a member of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. What is the name of this writer, the author of "The Forever War"?
6. Jane Holland is an English poet and novelist. She is the daughter of Richard and Sheila Holland, also published authors and her sister is also a writer. (It runs in the family, I guess). Who is this author of Harlequin novels such as "Too Hot to Handle"?
7. Henry Kingsley was an English novelist in the 1800s, known for works such as "The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn". His older brother, a minister of the Church of England, was also a famous author, writing, among other novels, "Alton Locke", "Hypatia" and "Westward Ho!". What was his name?
8. Shivadhar (Shiva) Naipaul was a Trinidadian-British novelist and journalist in the twentieth century. He died of a heart attack when he was only forty and was survived by his brother. Who was this author, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Literature?
9. Dorothy Wordsworth was an English poet, who never intended to be published. She became known only posthumously, unlike her more famous brother, the Romantic poet, author of "The Prelude". Who was he?
10. These English sisters lived in the 1800s and are the authors of "Jane Eyre", "Wuthering Heights" and "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall", among other works. What surname was shared by these three sisters?
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