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Books by Clue #1

Based on the clues, name the book.
Could be a novel, play or poem
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Last updated: August 6, 2013
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First submittedAugust 6, 2013
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Clues
Book
All for One, Athos, Swashbuckling
The Three Musketeers
X Marks the Spot, Pirates, Long John Silver
Treasure Island
Panem, Teenage Combat, Mockingjay
The Hunger Games
Darcy, English Snobbery, Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice
Okies, Great Depression, Tom Joad
The Grapes of Wrath
French Revolution, Madame Defarge, London & Paris
A Tale of Two Cities
John Galt, Objectivism, Rearden Metal
Atlas Shrugged
Symbologist, Louvre, Opus Dei
The Da Vinci Code
Jazz Age, West Egg, Car Crash
The Great Gatsby
There and Back Again, Lonely Mountain, Thirteen Dwarfs
The Hobbit
Conch, Shipwreck, Piggy
Lord of the Flies
The Modern Prometheus, Building a Man, Mad Scientist
Frankenstein
Las Vegas, Mescaline, Gonzo Journalism
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Adultery, Puritans, Hester Prynne
The Scarlet Letter
Vampires, Forks, Prom
Twilight
La Mancha, Chivalry, Hidalgo
Don Quixote
Grendel, Anglo-Saxon, Epic Poem
Beowulf
Melange Spice, Bene Gesserit, Pain is in the Box
Dune
Javert, Paris, Became a Musical
Les Misérables 
Soma, Book Banning, Dystopia
Brave New World
42 Comments
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Level 44
Sep 4, 2013
Should've had Dune, A Tale of Two Cities, and The Great Gatsby. Bummer.
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Level 75
Sep 4, 2013
Never heard of Atlas Shrugged and never remember how to spell Beowulf.
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Level 76
Sep 29, 2014
...except just now
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Level 82
Sep 22, 2016
Not having heard of Atlas Shrugged is not a bad thing. It is the pits.
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Level 72
Sep 4, 2013
Could "Don Quijote" be accepted as alternative spelling?
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Level 39
Sep 4, 2013
Fun!! There were five books in the quiz I haven't read (Twilight, Hunger Games, The Da Vinci Code, The Great Gatsby and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) but the clues contained enough information for me to guess correctly on those. More like this, please.
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Level 34
Sep 4, 2013
So glad Atlas Shrugged is on here. One of my favorite books. Don't really think Twilight and Hunger Games quite fit though.
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Level 58
Apr 4, 2014
Funny you should say that. Ayn Rand would probably love the Hunger Games. She'd see Panem as utopian rather than dystopian.
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Level 48
Feb 21, 2016
I don't see why you would say that, you've obviously never read much of her work... She was a big believer and advocate for individual right... That's kind of the opposite of Panem
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Level 69
May 14, 2016
Yeah, dude – why throw out a zinger like that if you're unfamiliar with her work? I mean, I hate her politics too, but that was pretty little league. The woman was an extreme capitalist, an extreme libertarian, and would have BEEN President Coin in the Hunger Games series. Come to think of it, they both had that stick-straight, stringy hair... hmm...
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Level 45
Aug 20, 2014
They wouldn't if it was called 'Literature by clue'.
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Level 69
May 14, 2016
I can live with Atlas Shugged on a list of "literature", but not Twilight or ANYTHING by Dan Brown. I'm just thanking our lucky stars that Fifty Shades didn't turn up, too ;-)
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Level 91
Sep 4, 2013
It helps that I've read most of these and seen the movies for almost all of the remaining ones. The only exceptions are Don Quixote, Dune, and (thank God) Twilight, which I knew enough about to get anyway.
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Level 69
May 14, 2016
Don Quixote is great fun, or if you like musicals, its (loose-ish) adaptation, "Man of La Mancha".
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Level 58
Apr 4, 2014
The fact that Dune is lower than Atlas Shrugged made me throw up a little.
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Level 83
Nov 14, 2014
I don't get all the Atlas Shrugged hate. "It's not real literature" and "I threw up a little" is really unbecoming. You can disagree with the themes of the book, which many people clearly do, but there's little doubt that it's still a hugely influential and popular book 50+ years after its release (and therefore has a place on this list). I don't think we'll be talking about Twilight or the Da Vinci Code 50 years from now.
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Level 82
Feb 21, 2016
At first I was happy to be learning how to read. It seemed exciting and magical, but then I read this: Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand. I read every last word of this garbage, and because of this piece of crap, I am never reading again!

-Officer Barbrady

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Level 38
Aug 11, 2017
Ah south park says it all
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Level 63
Feb 22, 2016
I dunno. It's been over 10 years for the Da Vinci Code and it's still a thing.
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Level 82
Sep 22, 2016
I have twice attempted Atlas Shrugged, twice failed. It is overlong, its plot is weak and meandering and it is in truth a long-winded political treatise thinly disguised as a novel. Somehow it manages to be incredibly boring whilst simultaneously stirring feelings of unease bordering on disgust for its profound nastiness and the constant ooze of bile between every word.
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Level 82
Feb 21, 2016
Not really familiar with Brave New World. Fahrenheit 451 works for at least two of those clues though I'm not sure what Soma means.
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Level 56
Feb 21, 2016
Soma is the euphoric drug that is administered to the populace in Brave New World, which keeps them from bothering to ask questions about the way things are. You're right, though, that it's the only clue that sets it apart from Fahrenheit 451.
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Level 72
Aug 25, 2016
Brave New World is quite similar in set up to 1984, but it's still a very good book. Worth a read, assuming you like 1984.
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Level 55
Nov 4, 2020
1984 is obviously a masterpiece but somehow 'like' doesn't quite fit the bill. Deeply unsettling and chilling, which is of course rather the point.
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Level 71
Mar 24, 2021
I got "Brave New World" but I agree the clue isn't the best. The dystopia part is especially very vague--that could describe so many books. Can you change it maybe to something like "Genetic Engineering" or "Ford" (since they essentially worship Henry Ford) or something else similar?

On a different note, "Brave New World" is definitely worth reading. It's probably one of the most frightening and prescient dystopian novels I've read, mostly because I often see its themes unfolding before my eyes every day. If you read it, you'll probably see what I mean.

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Level 48
Feb 21, 2016
I have a feeling that most of the people commenting on Atlas Shrugged have probably never read it or if they did, then they probably didn't understand it. I personally think it's a very well written book and has a lot more artistic and philisophical value than some of the other novels on this quiz
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Level 60
Feb 23, 2016
At the very least it has pacing issues. Not to mention the extraordinarily long monologue that's just bad. The book spends way too many pages using cartoonish tropes to show, not tell, and then suddenly is like, "Nah, I'll just tell it all!" Regardless of the philosophy, it's not a well written book.
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Level 79
Feb 13, 2024
Ah yes, the old "anyone who doesn't like something I like is just dumb and didn't understand it". When you find yourself thinking things like this, it's time to take a step back and humble yourself lol
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Level 66
Feb 21, 2016
So happy to see Dune! It's fun to see an almost cult-type thing on these quizzes - and get it!
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Level 72
Aug 25, 2016
Gutted so few people got it. It really is a fantastic book.
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Level 70
Feb 22, 2016
Interesting thing about "Brave New World" is that it may be a plagiarism. In 1948 Polish author Mieczysław Smolarski pointed out many similarities between his two earlier books (published in 1924 and 1928) in an open letter to A. Huxley. Huxley never replied. The issue has been raised once again in 1982 and examined by PEN Club, but never resolved and remains controversial.
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Level 69
May 14, 2016
Really?! Fascinating. BNW was required reading in my 8th grade "year of maltopias". I still think we were too young for all that trauma. :-P
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Level 64
Mar 29, 2022
Definitely a plagiarism. He stole the title from Shakespeare, who of course never plagiarized any of his plots from anyone ;)
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Level 66
Feb 22, 2016
never read any of these, still got 15!
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Level 66
Jun 13, 2017
Miserables as a type-in for Les Misérables might be a nice addition.
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Level 77
Jun 11, 2022
But no one has ever called it that. You can leave off "The" from works like The Great Gatsby, The Grapes of Wrath, or The Three Musketeers and people will still know perfectly well what you're talking about, but very few people would immediately realize what "Miserables" is referring to.
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Level 38
Aug 11, 2017
Can I just point out there is a distinct lack of variability between these literature quizzes. I mean, aside from the fact most book quizzes seem to be about bloody Harry Potter, the answers are just recycled between these quizzes.

I can just type Lord of the flies, brave new world, Les mis, the Scarlett letter as generic responses it feels like. And a few more at that!

There's literally millions of books out there, and y'all are just going for a lot of populist bull****. Admittedly, there's some great books in there.... And then you line them up along side twilight and the da Vinci code!

What a cultural cul de sac

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Level 64
Mar 29, 2022
You forgot to mention The Hunger Games ;)
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Level 78
Jan 23, 2019
Don Quijote and miserables are worthy type-ins imho.
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Level 71
Mar 30, 2020
Astonished that Fear and Loathing has such a low score with Jetpunkers. Part of the book's title is in the clue for heaven's sake, it's American and it was the subject of a mad film of the same name starring Johnny Depp and the fantastic Benicio del Toro.
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Level 32
Oct 25, 2021
Bit of a mistake here- there was no shipwreck in Lord of the Flies! It was a plane crash.
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Level 76
Nov 29, 2021
Two things: isn't it a plane crash in Lord of the Flies, not a shipwreck, and I wish soma was in italics since it's italicized every time it's written in Brave New World.