Literature by Letter - P

Identify these literary things that start with the letter P.
Quiz by Kestrana
Last updated: December 20, 2016
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Sonnets, limericks, haikus, for example
A flying boy who lives in Neverland
Peter Pan
A word that is spelled the same written forwards or backwards
In Greek mythology, she opened a forbidden box
Superhumanly strong, red-pig-tailed Swedish girl (first name)
James Joyce's first novel, featuring his alter-ego, Stephen Dedalus
Portrait of the Artist
as a Young Man, A
Epic poem by John Milton about the biblical fall of man
Paradise Lost
The story of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy
Pride and Prejudice
The name of Mr. Darcy's estate in Derbyshire
George Bernard Shaw play that was the basis for the musical "My Fair Lady"
Captain Ahab's whaling ship
He wrote "The Godfather" novels
Mario Puzo
The common term for a false name used to disguise the identity of an author
Pen Name
Somewhere between "Inferno" and "Paradiso" lies this second part
of the "Divine Comedy"
Sorcerer who is the protagonist of Shakespeare's "The Tempest"
A mischievous fairy in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Charles Dickens's first novel
Pickwick Papers, The
Creator of Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter
This swashbuckling English swordsman rescued French aristocrats from the guillotine
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Term used to describe text that is overly ornate
Purple Prose
Level 77
Dec 20, 2016
A lot of good questions, but gets a bit repetitive at times. Milton's poem was already a question in the M-quiz, only the other way around.
Level 60
Dec 21, 2016
Do you have a good general knowledge suggestion that you would like to make? I would be happy to hear it!
Level 84
Dec 23, 2016
I would suggest "Pilgrim's Progress", which was massively influential (and nicely alliterative!).
Level 67
Apr 8, 2019
Level 65
Dec 21, 2016
Pseudonym ?
Level 55
Jun 24, 2017
Level 82
Dec 21, 2016
I know The Scarlet Pimpernel only from Blackadder :D
Level 84
Dec 23, 2016
Or Daffy Duck.
Level 89
Jun 23, 2017
I remembered it from the Pink Panther cartoons, somehow.
Level 71
Dec 21, 2016
Good quiz, thanks.
Level 70
Mar 12, 2017
In most of the quizzes on this site, you are allowed to use the last name for an answer. Please consider allowing Pan, instead of insisting on Peter Pan. When you don't follow the typical rules, it causes people to waste time.
Level 60
Mar 16, 2017
Once a quiz is featured, editing it resets everyone's points who have taken the quiz. So since I don't want to waste those people's time in having to retake the quiz to get their score back, I'm going to leave it how it is. :)
Level 70
Mar 18, 2017
Oh thank you for explaining. I didn't know that.
Level 73
Jul 30, 2021
Does altering a type-in really reset points?
Level 67
Jun 23, 2017
As the author of The Godfather told Larry King, "If I'd known so many people were going to read it, I'd have written it better."
Level 59
Jun 23, 2017
I wish the word "palindrome" was a palindrome!
Level 68
Jun 23, 2017
Dang, I thought it was Pemberton.
Level 75
Jun 23, 2017
I mixed up my Shakespeare plays and wondered why Petruchio wasn't accepted. Also, I thought the prose was a color but when pink didn't work I gave up. Great quiz.
Level 71
Aug 11, 2017
I kept reading "the Netherlands" for Neverland. Couldn't remember any kid in wooden shoes who could fly. (Time to get my eyes checked ....)
Level 33
Dec 26, 2017
Damn - couldn't think of Portrait with the earlier Stephen Hero filling my mind.
Level 76
Apr 3, 2023
Scarlet Pimpernell should go under the "S" quiz.