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_________ created the character of Robinson Crusoe.

Daniel Defoe

___________ wrote Gulliver's Travels.

Jonathan Swift

A well-known American novelist, _____________ wrote The Scarlet Letter.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Author of Last of the Mohicans, ____________ grew to become a cynic of American society.

James Fenimore Cooper

Both an author and poet, ______________ wrote The Raven and The Fall of the House of Usher.

Edgar Allen Poe

A renowned American author, ____________'s greatest work was Moby Dick.

Herman Melville

__________'s first published novels were Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby.

Charles Dickens

_________'s real name was Samuel Clemens

Mark Twain

The English author _______________ wrote The ****** of Narcissus, The Secret Agent, and Heart of Darkness.

Joseph Conrad

____________ wrote Call of the Wild.

Jack London

The 1949 Nobel Prize Winner for Literature was _______________. Most of his novels are set in Yoknapatawpha county

William Faulkner

Born in 1896, ____________ and his wife Zelda became high society during the time of Prohibition after his first novels became smashing successes.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Irish writer _____________ wrote Ulysses, based largely on Homer's Odyssey

James Joyce

_________ won a Pulitzer Prize for The Grapes of Wrath.

John Steinbeck

One of _______________'s first novels was In Our Time, a collection of short stories.

Ernest Hemingway

The ___________ sisters originally published their work as Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell.


________ Bronte wrote Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.


____________, part of a three-sibling writing trio, wrote Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte

_________ Bronte wrote Wuthering Heights.


_________ did not publish Sense and Sensibility until she was in her late thirties, despite having finished the novel much earlier.

Jane Austen

A fan of stream of consciousness, ____________ wrote The Waves

Virginia Woolf

Don Quixote is considered to be the first Western _______


John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress is a(n) _____________ of religious salvation.


______ __________ reigned in Camelot and frequently consulted his court magician, Merlin, for guidance.

King Arthur

___________'s second novel, The Red Badge of Courage trails a young man through the hardships of fighting in the Civil War.

Stephen Crane

A close confidant to Jean-Paul Satre, existentialist ____________'s most widely acclaimed work was The Second Sex

Simone de Beauvoir

Asian-American author Amy Tan penned ______ ______ ______, a best-selling novel about the multi-generational struggles of an Asian family in America

Joy Luck Club

A man's lifelong, desperate pursuit for his one true love, Daisy, is chronicled in ________ ______

Great Gatsby

The classic ________ ____________ is narrated by the orphan Pip, who goes on to fall for the beautiful Stella

Great Expectations

Author of the novel The Sport of the Gods and the poetry collection Lyrics of Lowly Life, ____________ was the child of slave parents.

Paul Laurence Dunbar

____________ wrote The Martian Chronicles, which was made into a television miniseries in the 1980s.

Ray Bradbury

_________ was known for her satirical writing style, particularly in the works The Oasis (1949) and The Group (1963).

Mary McCarthy

The French writer ____________'s best works are thought to be The Haunted Pool and The Master Bell-Ringers.

George Sand

___________ first began publishing Poor Richard's Almanack.

Benjamin Franklin

___________ is credited with authoring Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.

Jules Verne

Alexandre Dumas wrote _____ ________ ____________, about three revolutionaries who bond together and save the King.

The Three Musketeers

The author of The Hunchback of Notre Dame is ______________.

Victor Hugo

Daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, _____________ married her husband Percy, a poet, at the age of 16.

Mary Shelley

____________ authored the first great feminist piece, A Vindication of the Rights of Women.

Mary Wollstonecraft

Niccolo Machiavelli is thought to have based his written work _____ _________ on Cesare Borgia

The Prince

________ published both The Tropic of Cancer and The Tropic of Capricorn

Henry Miller

When a story is told from the perspective of a character involved in the plotline, it is being told in _______ _________.

First person

Aldous Huxley's _______ _____ _______ is similar to Orwell's 1984 in that it takes place in a predicted future Big Brother society.

Brave New World

1984 was written by _______

George Orwell

__________ wrote Song of Solomon.

Toni Morrison

The Catcher in the Rye, depicting an impoverished school boy getting by on his wit alone, is an example of a ____________ work


The majority of _____________'s short stories involve the Glass family.

J.D. Salinger

Cervante's Don Quixote is a ___________ of chivalry.


______ romances were usually horror stories set in medieval times.


A Lesson Before Dying was written by ___________

Ernest Gaines

________ wrote A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

Betty Smith

______ ___ ____ ______ is about a group of young boys stranded on an island, and how violence and greed corrupts the new society they form.

Lord of the Flies

___ ______ __ ____________ involves the life of 8-year-old Scout Finch and the trials her hometown undergoes during the prosecution of a young black man for rape

To Kill A Mockingbird

Adulterers in _____ ________ _________ had to wear an embroidered "A" on their clothing.

The Scarlet Letter

Many of John Steinbeck's novels take place in the _________ Valley.


Billy Pilgrim is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore in ______________ ______

Slaughterhouse Five

_____ ___ is a war satire by Joseph Heller.

Catch 22

_________ wrote the book Clockwork Orange.

Anthony Burgess

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is written by _________

Ken Kesey

Narrated by Sal Paradise, _____ ____ ______ is one of Jack Kerouac's most well known works

On The Road

John Steinbeck explored the failures of America to cope during the Great Depression in his book _____ ________ ___ _______.

The Grapes of Wrath

__________ wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Upton Sinclair's ______ __________ explores life, death, and sanitation standards in an American meat-packing plant.

The Jungle

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