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What was Dicken's first work

His journalism, in the form of sketches in periodicals, formed his first collection of pieces Sketches by Boz—Boz being a family nickname he employed as a pseudonym for some years—published in 1836


HCA by Thora Hallager 1869.jpgwho is this

Hans Christian Anderson (1805-1875)

Born in Odense, died in Copenhagen


Which perfectionist was always searching for le mot juste (the precise word)

Gustave Flaubert


What novels make up Disraeli's political 'The Trilogy'


Coningsby, or the New Generation(1844)

Sybil, or The Two Nations (1845)

Tancred, or the New Crusade (1847)


Dickens worked a freelance reporter following legal cases, which novels did this experience inspire

Nicolas Nickelby, Dombey and Son and especially Bleak House



What is the name of the Grange where Mr Lockwood stays

Who is the housekeeper there

Thrushcross Grange

run by Nelly Dean


who is this

[A young] Benjamin Disraeli


What was Herman Melville's first book

Typee : A Peep at Polynesian Life (1846)

It was partly based on his actual experiences as a captive on the island Nuku Hiva (which Melville spelled as Nukuheva) in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands, in 1842.

It was his most popular book in his lifetime, and made him notorious as "the man who lived among the cannibals"


Elizabeth Gaskell in 1860


What were the name of the three D'Artagnan Romances

The Three Muskateers

Twenty Years After

The Vicomte de Bragelonne (aka "Ten Years Later") although this is usually split into three parts

Vicomte de Bragelonne,

Louise de la Valliere,

and The Man in the Iron Mask


What is the name of the village associated with the Bronte sisters

Haworth, in the West Riding of Yorkshire


Emilybronte retouche.jpgwho is this

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)


Harriet Beecher Stowe c1852.jpgwho is this

Harriet Beecher Stowe (nee Harriet Elisabeth Beecher) (1811-1896)

Born and died in Connecticut, US

wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin


Which railway based ghost story did Dickens write

"The Signal-Man" is a short story by Charles Dickens, first published as part of the Mugby Junction collection in the 1866 Christmas edition of All the Year Round.

The railway signal-man of the title tells the narrator of a ghost that has been haunting him. Each spectral appearance precedes a tragic event on the railway on which the signalman works.

The final warning is a premonition of the signalman's own death.


What were Elizabeth Gaskells six novels

Mary Barton (1848)

Cranford (1851-53)

Ruth (1853)

North and South (1854-55)

Sylvia's Lovers (1863)

Wives and Daughters: An Everyday Story (1865)



What pseudonym did Elizabeth Gaskell use for her earliest writing

Cotton Mather Mills


Who is the main protagonist of the Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Helen Lawrence Huntingdon (aka Helen Graham)


On which town is Cranford based

Knutsford in Cheshire - which Gaskell new well


Which train crash was Dickens involved in

Staplehurt rail crash in Kent, which killed 10


He tended the victims, some of whom died while he was with them. The experience affected Dickens greatly; he lost his voice for two weeks and afterwards was nervous when travelling by train, using alternative means when available. Dickens died five years to the day after the accident; his son said that he had never fully recovered.


What is the name of Catherines elder brother, the former Master at Wuthering Heights, and what is the name of his son (Catherine's nephew)

Hindley Earnshaw

Hareton Earnshaw



Who wrote the Nutcracker (which was adapted by Tchaikovsky into a balet)

Alexandre Dumas


What were Ivan Turgenev's two most well known works

The short-story collection "A Sportsman's Sketches" (1852), a reputed milestone of Russian Realism,

and his novel Fathers and Sons (1862)


Who tells the story of Heathcliffe and Catherine - and to who do they tell it

Nelly Dean to Mr Lockwood


Where did Dickens spend his formative years until the age of 11

Chatham in Kent


What two journals was Dickens a major contributor to between 1850-1870

Household Words (1850-1859)

All the Year Round (1858-1870)


Who is the wife of Heathcliffe

What is the name of their offspring

Isabella Linton

Son called Linton (therefore Linton Heathcliffe)


Who did Dicken's marry and how many children did he have

Catherine Thomson Hogarth (1816-1879)

Their first of ten children, Charley was born in 1837


Which Dicken's novel was set in the Gordon Riots of 1780

Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of Eighty


He published it in his short lived weekly serial Master Humphrey's Clock (the other book he published there was the Old Curiosity Shop)


What were two books by Anne Bronte

Agnes Grey (1847)

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848) - considered the most shocking of the Bronte sisters novels, the novel is framed as a letter from Gilbert Markham to his friend about the events that led to him meeting his wife.  It is considered one of the first sustained feminist novels



What is the semi-autobiographical Bronte work

Agnes Grey, by Anne Bronte



Which three books did Dickens write whilst living at Tavistock House

Bleak House (1852–53),

Hard Times (1854)

and Little Dorritt (1857)


What was the magnum opus of write Honoré de Balzac

The sequence of short-stories and novels known collectively as La Comedie Humaine which shows French life in the years after Napoleon fall


What is Mr Rochester's full name

Edward Fairfax Rochester


What Thackeray novel is set in the US and features George Washington nearly killing one of the protagonists in a duel

The Virginians


What is the name of the father of the Brontë sisters - and what is special about the name

At some point, the father of the sisters, Patrick Brontë (born Brunty), decided on the alternative spelling with the diaeresis over the terminal e to indicate that the name has two syllables.


What building may have inspired Wuthering Heights (which is a building name)

Top Withens, ruins on the moors near Haworth


Which author was open in his books about his engagement with female and male prostitutes

Gustave Flaubert

He suffered from venearal diseases most of his life, but he died of cerebral hemorrhage


What are the big three books, and publishing dates by Victor Hugo

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1831) - his first full length novel

Les Miserables (1862)

The Last Days of a Condemned Man (1829) - his first mature work of fiction, that influences Dickens and Dostoevsky amongst others



What was Disraeli's first novel

Vivian Grey (1826) - it includes the first use in print in English of the word 'millionaire'



CharlotteBronte.jpgwho is this

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

Born in Thornton, and died at Haworth both in Yorkshire



What was Dicken's last completed novel

And what was his last uncompleted novel

Our Mutual Friend (finished)

The Mystery of Edwin Drood (unfinished)


who is this

Elizabeth Gaskell (aka Mrs Gaskell, nee Stevenson)


Born in Chelsea, died in Holybourne Hampshire of a heart attack


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Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883)

Born in Oryol Russia, but died in Bougival, France



What were the Bronte pen names

Charlotte: Currer Bell

Emily: Ellis

Anne: Acton Bell


Victor Hugo by Étienne Carjat 1876.jpgwho is this

Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

Born in Besancon, died in Paris



Bronte sisters (Anne, Emily and Charlotte) painted by their brother Branwell


What was the name of Alexandre Dumas novel unfinished at death, but later finished by a scholar and published in 2005 (2008 in English)

The Knight of Saint-Hermine (The Last Cavalier in English)


Which Melville novella went unpublished until 33 years after the author's death, but was later adapted as an award-winning play, produced in 1951 on Broadway; as a notable opera by Benjamin Britten, premiered that same year in London and which became part of the repertory of the New York Metropolitan Opera; and as a 1962 film by Peter Ustinov, based on the play.

Billy Budd, Sailor


Who is the oldest Bronte sister, and who is the youngest.  What was the name of the Brother

Charlotte (1816)

Emily (1818)

Anne (1820)

[Patrick known as] Branwell (1817)

Although the oldest non-writing Bronte Sister was Maria, born in 1814, followed by Elizabebeth in 1815 - both ties fairly young


Who wrote Vanity Fair, and in what year

William Makepeace Thackeray

published (1847-48)

The books title comes from John Bunyan's allegorical story The Pilgrim's Progress

"Vanity Fair" refers to a stop along the pilgrim's progress: a never-ending fair held in a town called Vanity, which is meant to represent man's sinful attachment to worldly things.