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Dr. Pangloss

Candide (1759)

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satiric novel, a young man, ___, lives a sheltered life and is indoctrinated with "Optimism" by his mentor Dr. Pangloss, he loses the optimism when he witnesses and experiences lots of great hardships in the world

Candide (1759)

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Voltaire

Candide (1759)

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Herman Melville

Billy Budd (1891)

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Claggart accuses ___ of plotting mutiny, ___ accidentally strikes and kills Claggart, is hung at the end

Billy Budd (1891)

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he says "God bless Captain Vere!" before being hanged

Billy Budd (1891)

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Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina (1877)

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tragic story of a married aristocrat and her affair with the affluent Count Vronsky (both guys named Alexei) and becomes preggers, she comes back to Russia but is exiled from society, Vronsky turns cold, commits suicide by throwing herself under a train

Anna Karenina (1877)

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"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way"

Anna Karenina (1877)

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made into a movie starring Keira Knightley in 2012

Anna Karenina (1877)

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Count Vronsky

Anna Karenina (1877)

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Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace (1865)

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5 Russian aristocratic families live through events surrounding the French invasion of Russia during the Tsarist society, features the burning of Moscow

War and Peace (1865)

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Napoleon Bonaparte is portrayed as the antichrist

War and Peace (1865)

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John Bunyan

Pilgrim's Progress (1678)

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this unlicensed puritan preacher wrote much of the novel from prison, also made shoelaces in prison

Pilgrim's Progress (1678)

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Religious allegory about Christian and his journey from his hometown the "City of Destruction" (this world) to the "Celestial City" (heaven) atop Mt Zion. Wife Christiana and their sons also take the same pilgrimmage separately later. They both make it.

Pilgrim's Progress (1678)

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967)

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Tells the story of 7 generations of a Columbian family

One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967)

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Henrik Ibsen

A Doll's House play (1879)

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Playful Nora Helmer and her banker husband Torvald, play is critical of 19th century marriage norms, ends with Nora leaving her husband and children to discover herself telling her husband that he's always treated her like a ____

A Doll's House play (1879)

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Upton Sinclair

The Jungle (1906)

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expose and brutal depiction of the meatpacking industry at the turn of the 20th century, led to the 1906 Pure Food & Drug Act

The Jungle (1906)

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Samuel Beckett

Waiting for Godot play (1952)

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Vladimir and Estragon wait endlessly and in vain for the arrival of someone named Godot, entirely takes place in one setting: a country road and a tree"

Waiting for Godot play (1952)

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Eugene O'Neill

Long Day's Journey Into Night play (1956)

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A single day from 8:30 to midnight at the seaside Connecticut home of the Tyrones, a dysfunctional family with addictions (3 males to alcohol, Mary (Mom) to morphine)

Long Day's Journey Into Night play (1956)

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this play premiered 3 years after he died (at his request because it was painful for him personally as an alcoholic)

Long Day's Journey Into Night play (1956)

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Che Guevara

Evita play (1976)

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Eva Peron

Evita play (1976)

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Juan Peron

Evita play (1976)

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Che Guevara narrates the story of Eva Peron, a singer and film actrss who marries Juan Peron, Juan is elected President of Argentina, Eva's charity work make her very popular, she dies of cancer

Evita play (1976)

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made into a movie starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas

Evita play (1976)

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"Don't Cry for Me Argentina" song

Evita play (1976)

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Gilbert & Sullivan

The Mikado play (1885)

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"Three Little Maids From School Are We" song

The Mikado play (1885)

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The Emperor of Japan, the ____, has made flirting a capital crime, so the people appoint an ineffectual executioner named Ko-Ko, Ko-Ko's ward, Yum-Yum, marries the wandering musician Nanki-Poo and the two lovers fake their execution, the __ forgives them

The Mikado play (1885)

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Poo'Bah, Ko-Ko, Yum-Yum, and Nanki-Poo

The Mikado play (1885)

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Tevye is a lowly Jewish milkman in Tsarist Russia and his daughters are anxious to get married (which they do, but it brings them farther from Jewish customs), the families leave their village after a pogrom (riot against Jews)

Fiddler on the Roof play (1964)

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Tevye

Fiddler on the Roof play (1964)

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first musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein

Oklahoma! Play (1943)

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"Oh What a Beautiful Mornin" song

Oklahoma! Play (1943)

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"_______" song (. . . Where the wind comes sweepin down the plain), became the state song

Oklahoma! Play (1943)

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Curly and Laurey get married and ride off in the surrey with the fringe on top (also a song) at the end

Oklahoma! Play (1943)

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Hugh Jackman played Curly in the TV version of this musical

Oklahoma! Play (1943)

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"The Music of the Night" song

Phantom of the Opera play (1986)

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Christine falls in love with the opera's new patron so he drops a chandelier and kidnaps Christine, they kiss, but he disappears leaving behind only his white mask

Phantom of the Opera play (1986)

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"Memory" song

Cats (1980)

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Old Deuteronomy must choose one to be reborn, he chooses the lowly Grizabella after she sings "Memory"

Cats (1980)

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Robert Penn Warren

All the King's Men (1946)

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Southern politician Willie Shark's rise (becomes governor of Louisiana) and fall, narrarated by Jack Burden a political reporter who comes to work as Stark's right-hand man

All the King's Men (1946)

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title comes from the nursery rhyme "Humpty Dumpty"

All the King's Men (1946)

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made into a movie starring Sean Penn and Jude Law

All the King's Men (1946)

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Thomas Mann

The Magic Mountain (1924)

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Hans Castorp goes to a sanatorium for 7 years in the Swiss Alps

The Magic Mountain (1924)

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Alexsandr Pushkin

Eugene Onegin (1833)

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made into an opera by Tchaikovsky, of the same name

Eugene Onegin (1833)

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written in verse, stars a Russian Don Juan named _____ spurns Tatyana's love, only to try to win her back later

Eugene Onegin (1833)

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Albert Camus

The Stranger (1946)

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Meursault, an Algerian who seemingly irrationally kills an Arab man who he recognizes in Algiers

The Stranger (1946)

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Aeschylus

Oresteia trilogy (458 BC)

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Orestes is the hero of this tragic trilogy

Oresteia trilogy (458 BC)

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Giovanni Boccaccio

Decameron (1353)

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A collection of 100 tales told by 10 people who each tell a story a day (10 days), sheltering in a secluded villa outside Florence to escape the Black Death

Decameron (1353)

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Phileas Fogg

Around the World in Eighty Days (1873)

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Jules Verne

Around the World in Eighty Days (1873)

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Gustave Flaubert

Madame Bovary (1857)

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The title character is very immoral, bored with her doctor husband, seeks happiness in adultery but her lover leaves her for Paris, she gets in debt and finally commits suicide

Madame Bovary (1857)

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Sci Fi author, "I Robot", "Bicentennial Man", "Foundation Trilogy"

Isaac Asimov

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20th American poet, short story writer, critic, and satirist, known for her wit and wisecracks on The New Yorker (a harsh critic) and as a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table, "Excuse My Dust" epitaph

Dorothy Parker

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A group of NYC writers and actors who met at the ___ Hotel every day from 1919-1929, members included Dorothy Parker, Harpo Marx, and Edna Ferber

Algonquin Round Table

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said "men seldom make passes as girls who wear glasses"

Dorothy Parker

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20th Canadian poet and novelist, "The Handmaid's Tale" novel about women stripped of all rights in a post-U.S. country

Margaret Atwood