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L Frank Baum (1856-1919)

Born in New York, died in Hollywood California


Who wrote the Wizard of Oz, and what year

Lyman Frank Baum (1900)

There were countless sequels


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Joseph Conrad (Jozef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski)


Born in the Russian Empire

died in Bishopsbourne, England


Based at least on TV/Film adaptations what Joseph Conrad's five biggest works

Heart of Darkness (1899)

Lord Jim (1900)

Nostromo (1904)

Almayer's Folly (1895)

The Shadow Line (1917)

But there are some other big titles like The Duel, Victory, An Outcast of the Islands and The Rover



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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904)

Born in Russia, died in German Empire of Tuberculosis


What profession was Chekhov


 "Medicine is my lawful wife", he once said, "and literature is my mistress."


What are the four big Chekhov plays

The Seagull

Uncle Vanya

Three Sisters

The Cherry Orchard


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George Bernard Shaw (1956-1950)

Born in Dublin, died in Ayot st Lawrence in Hertfordshire


What is George Bernard Shaw's award claim to fame

He is the only person to have won both a Nobel Prize in Literature (1925) and an Oscar (1938) [the latter for his contribution to the film Pygmalion]

He requested the Nobel Prize money be used to translate August Strindberg's work from Swedish into English


George Bernard Shaw was a prolific writer of drama, but what were arguable his four most notable works

Man and Superman (1903)

Major Barbara (1905)

Androcles and the Lion (1912)

Pygmalion (1913)


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Jack London (1876-1916)

US author and pioneer of commerical magazine fiction


Which two books set in the Klondike Gold Rush have a 'nature' theme

Who wrote them?

The Call of the Wild

White Fang

by Jack London


Who wrote Anne of Green Gables (1908)

Lucy Maud (LM) Montgomery


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Edward Morgan Forster (E M Forster) 1879-1970


What were E M Forster's big five novels published in his lifetime

A Room with a View (1908)

A Passage to India (1924)

Howard's End (1910)

Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905)

The Longest Journey (1907)


Who wrote The Wind in the Willows (1908)

What other book did he write that was adapted into a Disney film

Kenneth Grahame (a retired secretary of the Bank of England)

The Reluctant Dragon



Kenneth Grahame (Scot) 1859-1932


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Beatrix Potter (born Helen B P) 1866 - 1943


In what year was the Tale of Peter Rabbit first published

what followed it

and what followed that, which incidentally was Potter's favourite


The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (1903)

The Tailor of Gloucester (1903)


Which author is credited with preserving much of the land that now comprises the Lake District National Park

Beatrix Potter

She was also a prize winning breeder of Herdwick Sheep


What is the German term for a coming of age story




Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881-1975)

Born in UK but spent alot of time in France and US (where he died)



Some P G Wodehouse points.  Fill in the answers to the series

...... Castle

..... Club

The Golf and ......

Mr M.......



Uncle .....

Blandings Castle

Drones Club

The Golf and Oldest Member

Mr Mulliner



Uncle Fred


Which club is Bertie Wooster a member of

the Drones Club (Mayfair)



What was Wodehouses's name shortened to be family and friends

Plum (short for Pelham)


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Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953)

Born in France but became a naturalised Brit


What was Joseph Conrad's first novel

Who is the main protagonist and where is it set

What is the ultimate story line

What was the object in the title


Almayer's Folly

Kaspar Almayer


The relationship with his half-caste daughter Nina and her love with native Prince Dain Maroola

Almayar had heard that the British were to conquer the Pantai River, and he had built a large, lavish house near where he resided at the time, in order to welcome the invading country to the native land. However, the conquest never took place, and the house remained unfinished. Some passing Dutch seamen had called the house “Almayer’s Folly”.


Who is the narrator of Heart of Darkness

What was his job

What is Mr Kurtz's job

Charles Marlow

Ivory transporter on the Congo River

Kurtz is an Ivory procurement Agent

The story is quasi autobiographical as Conrad had served as a Captain on the Congo


How did Henry James describe Rudyard Kipling

The most complete genius he had ever known


What book is generally considered to be the earliest of the modern Dystopian SF books, and who it written by. Roughly what does it chronical

The Iron Heel by Jack London

It chronicles the rise of an oligarchic tyranny in the US


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Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918)

Self portrait

Died on the Somme

Along with Owen, one of the big two WWI poets

He wrote poems from the trenches


A random one.

but what is the name of the punctuation consisting of the three dots like so




Another random one:

What is a Haiku


a very short form of Japanese poetry

It has the syllable form 5-7-5 (in three phrases)

Previously called hokku, haiku was given its current name by the Japanese writer Masaoka Shiki at the end of the 19th century.


Where OZ come from when the author thought up the name

He was looking at a filing draw marked O-Z



What are tittles?

What is a pangram

What is lacking in sans serif type face

A tittle is a small distinguishing mark, such as a diacritic or the dot on a lowercase i or j

A pangram is a sentence containing all the letters of the alphabet

The serif is the feature at the end of each stroke


Who wrote 'The Scarlet Pimpernel'

Who is the Scarlet Pimpernel


Emma Orczy in 1905

Sir Percy Blakeney


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Baroness Emma Orczy (1865-1947)

Born in Hungary but became British

Also known as a painter, some of her paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy in London.



Where [city] does the novel 'A Room with a View' begin

For kudos, where specifically

What view were they looking for


The Pension Bertolini

Although rooms with a view of the River Arno had been promised for to the main characters, their rooms instead look over a courtyard.


Who is the lead character in 'A Room with a View'

Who is her overbearing cousin/chaperone

Who does she get close to marrying

Who does she love

Lucy Honeychurch

Charlotte Bartlett

Cecil Vyse (who Lucy knew in England)

George Emerson


What is the name of the family home in Surrey in 'A Room with a View'

Which actress will you always find in E M Forster adaptions

Windy Corner

Helena Bonham Carter


When was A Room with a View published

when was the appendix added (what was it called)

what did the appendix cover

published in 1908

A View without a Room in 1958

It covers what happens to the main characters after WWI, and to a certain point after WWII


What do you call a a new term created from an existing word in order to distinguish it from the meaning that has emerged through progress or technological development

e.g. analogue watch, or acoustic guitar

which prior to technological developments would have been called

watch, guitar



Random one

What is the name for Japanese calligraphy

and Chinese calligraphy? (what does the word literally mean)

What is the name for Chinese calligraphy as an art


Shufa in Chinese

(They both literally mean 'the way/method/law of writing)

It happens to be Seoye in Korean

As an art it is called Yishu in Chinese