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1. Which Great American Novel by Mark Twain, first published in 1884, details the life of a young boy and his adventures on the Mississippi?
2. Ratty and Mole are characters in which children's classic written by Kenneth Grahame?
3. Agatha Christie authored this crime novel featuring her star detective, Hercule Poirot. The plot involves a boat on a river, an heiress and, as you would expect, murder.
4. American author James Dickey wrote which thrilling novel of four men who set out on a trip down a river in Georgia and encounter much more than they bargained for?
5. This novel by C.S. Forester is set in central Africa during World War I and features a character by the name of Charlie Allnut. Which of these is it?
6. Norman Maclean wrote this semi-autobiographical collection of short stories. One of the novellas captures the metaphysical nature of fly-fishing and was made into an award-winning film directed by Robert Redford in 1992.
7. Jack London wrote this novel which was partially based on his own travels into the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush in the 1890s. What is its title?
8. The English art critic John Ruskin wrote this fairytale in 1841 for the 12-year-old Euphemia Gray, whom he later wed. The plot is set in the mountains of Austria centred around two greedy men and their kindhearted younger brother. What is it called?
9. This novel by Joseph Conrad was his most famous literary work. Set in Africa, the book is centred on the ivory trade and its transportation along the Congo as well as a deeper message about the evils of colonialism. Which of these is it?
10. French author, Pierre Boulle, wrote this novel, set in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in Burma during World War II. The prisoners engage in acts of sabotage to help bring about the destruction of what titular landmark?
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