Literary Groups of Things

Can you guess the members of these groups related to literature?
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Last updated: October 5, 2017
First submittedDecember 16, 2014
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Group
Answer
Epics attributed to Homer
The Iliad
The Odyssey
Brontë sisters
Anne
Charlotte
Emily
Nations from
"Nineteen Eighty-Four"
Eastasia
Eurasia
Oceania
Most famous novels of
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina
War and Peace
Famous writers
surnamed Shelley
Mary
Percy
Dueling clans from
"Romeo & Juliet"
Montague
Capulet
"Lord of the Rings" books
The Fellowship of
the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King
Cities from
"A Tale of Two Cities"
London
Paris
The Three Musketeers
Athos
Porthos
Aramis
Group
Answer
James Joyce novels
A Portrait of the Artist
as a Young Man
Finnegans Wake
Ulysses
Parts of Dante's "Divine Comedy"
Inferno
Purgatorio
Paradiso
Jane Austen novels
(posthumous not included)
Emma
Mansfield Park
Pride and Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility
Female authors first name George
George Eliot
George Sand
Finch children in
"To Kill a Mockingbird"
Scout
Jem
Monsters defeated by
Beowulf
Grendel
Grendel's Mother
Dragon
Most famous English-language
dictionary creators
Samuel Johnson
Noah Webster
Most well-known
"Beat Generation" writers
William S. Burroughs
Allen Ginsberg
Jack Kerouac
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Level 81
Dec 16, 2014
I am pretty sure I wrote something like: "Portrait Artist Young Man", might have missed some prepositions along the way. Could you accept if those key words are correct? - Also hate: forgetting one Bronte. I was thinking Catherine, not close enough, I know. Also I knew Samuel for the dictionaries, just couldn't remember the last name! Sadly Dante and 1984 are not part of my knowledge. So. Less of a result than I would'we wanted :( -- Love the list quizzes though.
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Level ∞
Oct 5, 2017
Simply "portrait" will work now.
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Level 83
Apr 29, 2018
You didn't write Portrait of the Artist as A Young Man, James Joyce did.
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Level 74
Jan 26, 2015
Like this quiz. Thought I was going to get them all, but I was beaten by the Beat generation.
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Level 65
Jan 15, 2022
"Most well-known" is entirely subjective. I lost time entering several names which should have been acceptable.
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Level 61
Jan 16, 2022
I agree; perhaps the question could be reworded to mention that the dictionary contains the person's name? James Murray was the force behind the OED. Sue Atkins is my hero for bilingual French-English, and Colin Smith for Spanish-English. There are lots of others.

Interesting quiz was spoilt for me by the subjectivity of 'most famous'

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Level 26
Jan 26, 2015
Oops, never thought of Grendel's mother as an answer.
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Level 60
Feb 9, 2017
I was going to try Grendel's mother but figured they needed a name. I shoulda.
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Level 73
Apr 29, 2018
I got it right, but was surprised that it worked haha
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Level 84
Jan 26, 2015
If you'd have accepted English translations I would have gotten Paradise and Purgatory.
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Level 77
Jan 26, 2015
Ditto
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Level 42
Jan 29, 2015
I agree, it is a bit paradoxical to call it "Divine Comedy" (in English), but not to accept the English names of its sections.
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Level ∞
Oct 5, 2017
Purgatory and Paradise will work now
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Level 69
Apr 29, 2018
But not Hell?
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Level 68
Jan 26, 2015
Great quiz, with certainly a few challenging parts. It is nice to have something a bit different from the staple film and geography, much though I enjoy those as well. Thank you for taking the time to write this.
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Level 65
Jan 26, 2015
All I could think of for the beat writer was "That one guy who shares a last name with the guy who wrote Tarzan..."
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Level 77
Jan 26, 2015
Curious as to why you didn't allow Austen's two novels which were published after her death. She completed them, why not credit them to her?
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Level 81
May 1, 2018
Because the quiz was hard enough as is...
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Level 43
Jan 30, 2015
Northanger Abbey (her 1st novel) and Persuasion for Jane Austen?
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Level 75
May 11, 2015
This is true, but both were published after her death.
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Level 65
Apr 29, 2018
I only got 16, which is less than the average; but I was one of only 8% who got William Burroughs. I have one book, 'My Dreams: An Autobiography', which I have read 3 times. Rather than write an ordinary autobiography of his waking life, Burroughs documents all the dream he has written down during his life, some of which are recurring. And you can imagine, someone like William Burroughs has had some pretty strange dreams. Burroughs tried to experiment with writing and take it away from being a representative, linear artform in much the same way modern art has moved away from pure representation. And its a bit of a shame only 8% of quizzers know who he is.

As for the questions on 'To Kill A Mockingbird', 'Romeo and Juliet', and '1984', I read those books so long ago I just could not remember those details.

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Level 86
Apr 29, 2018
Did you know Tolstoy was originally going to call his famous novel "War, what is it good for?" It was actually his mistress that insisted he name it "War and Peace."
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Level 66
Apr 30, 2018
^ I want to like this comment 1,000,000 times.
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Level 72
Apr 30, 2018
Can you believe Seinfeld will have been over for 20 years next week?
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Level 66
Apr 30, 2018
Great quiz. I did horribly and only got 23 correct. I definitely need to bone up on the classics.
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Level 69
Jan 15, 2022
can’t believe i never knew the hobbit and the lord of the rings were not one and the same! intriguing
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Level 65
Jan 15, 2022
Perhaps 'Superstates' rather than "Nations' for the 1984 question? I kept trying variations of Airstrip One (Britain) as one of the nations in the superstate of Oceania. Great quiz though - challenging.
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Level 64
Jan 16, 2022
Excellent quiz. It's nearly 50 years since I read Mockingbird so I had no chance. Similarly Beowulf although I should have got that. Same for the typewriter guy. I knew all the details of his life but could not remember his name. Tried loads of beat poets but knew they were wrong. Otherwise I knew most.
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Level 60
Jan 17, 2022
I'd argue that in terms of cultural impact Ken Kesey and Bob Kaufman have both done at least as much for the Beat movement as Burroughs.
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Level 59
Jan 17, 2022
23, fun quiz. I don't read much but I'm trying to get into some of these ones
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Level 59
Jan 17, 2022
Eastasia is so cool cuz their political philosophy is Obliteration of the Self aka Death Worship which just sounds dope