Literature by Letter - O

Identify these literary things that start with the letter O.
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Last updated: December 20, 2016
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Realm of the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and Scarecrow
Dickens orphan who would like some more gruel (first name)
Sequel to the "Iliad", telling of the journey home after the fall of Troy
Odyssey, The
Greek hero famous for accidentally killing his father and marrying his mother
Famous words of Lady MacBeth
Out Damn'd Spot
Author of "1984" and "Animal Farm"
George Orwell
Hamlet's love interest
One of ancient Roman's three canonical poets. Author of "Metamorphoses"
Considered the most authoritative and scholarly English dictionary
Oxford English Dictionary
A self-contradicting statement, such as "jumbo shrimp"
Pulitzer-winning Hemingway novella in which Santiago struggles
with a giant marlin
Old Man and the
Sea, the
Shakespeare's "Moorish play", or the titular character in said play
A word that sounds like the noise it is describing - buzz, click, grunt, for example
Nonsense poem by Edward Lear about four animals in a pea green boat
Owl and the Pussycat, the
Ken Kesey book about an Oregon psychiatric hospital. The movie
version won 5 Academy Awards.
One Flew Over the
Cuckoo's Nest
Author of "Dreams from My Father" and "The Audacity of Hope"
Barack Obama
Children's book about a boy who had to shoot his beloved yellow dog
Old Yeller
A poem in praise of something. For example, "___ to Joy"
This Catholic group were cast as villains in "The Da Vinci Code"
Opus Dei
Agatha Christie novel featuring Hercule Poirot
Murder on the
Orient Express
Level 85
Nov 7, 2016
Hamlet's love interest was himself.
Level 86
Dec 21, 2016
Spelling onomatopoeia before coffee - interesting.
Level 72
Mar 12, 2017
Yep. I knew the word, tried a few spellings but nothing worked. :( It's hard for someone who is not used to the English word.
Level 58
Jun 12, 2017
me too!
Level 58
Feb 17, 2018
It's hard for someone who KNOWS the English word!
Level 69
Apr 8, 2019
Had it right the first time but couldnt get odyssey... i know it in latin and my own language, and usually can get things right in english (without knowing the actual english spelling, just by remembering what the english spelling turns other words into)

i remember having this issue with odyssey before and looking it up then. And also remember that english is a little bit the odd one out if you compare the spelling of this word with how the rest of the world spells it.)

Level 68
Jun 12, 2017
Spoiler alert Old Yeller!
Level 82
Jun 12, 2017
Got everything but had to guess random animals that start with O for the Edward Lear poem.
Level 62
Jun 12, 2017
BLESS you for being so generous with our spelling!
Level 90
Jun 12, 2017
Well, I had to remember how to correctly spell "onomatopoeia" so maybe generosity is being handed out to a select few.
Level 18
Jun 13, 2017
Only two animals were in the boat, the 'Owl and the Pussycat', they met the Pig and the Turkey in the land were the 'Bong Trees' grow.
Level 48
Oct 20, 2018
unless you count honey and money...
Level 84
Oct 13, 2022
Quite right, except that only one Bong-tree was mentioned in the poem.
Level 77
Sep 7, 2021
Blew through all the answers and then spent the last 60 seconds furiously trying to correctly spell onomatopoeia.
Level 84
Feb 1, 2023
Surely onomatopoeic should work?
Level 59
Jun 1, 2024
How about it Shirley?