Literature by Letter - R

Identify these literary things that start with the letter R.
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Last updated: December 21, 2016
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First submittedNovember 29, 2016
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Swiss family shipwrecked on an island
First author to earn a billion dollars
J.K. Rowling
Term for the letters used in ancient Germanic alphabets
Disease that Cujo and Old Yeller suffered from
Book of the Bible named for a woman
German fairy tale creature that spins straw into gold
Final novel of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy
Return of the King, The
Cardinal who was the villain of "The Three Musketeers"
Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem about an albatross
Rime of the Ancient Mariner, the
Author of "Atlas Shrugged" and "Anthem"
Ayn Rand
Genre of Danielle Steel and Judith McNaught
Stephen Crane novel set during the American Civil War
Red Badge of Courage
E.M. Forster novel. A critique of Edwardian English culture
Room with a View, a
Augusten Burroughs memoir that may not have been entirely true
Running With Scissors
Novel by Evelyn Waugh
Brideshead Revisited
This American fairy tale character slept for 20 years (first name)
Rip Van Winkle
Titular character of four John Updike novels
Author of the "Percy Jackson & the Olympians" series
Rick Riordan
Work by Plato discussing a utopia ruled by philosopher-kings
Republic, the
Dylan Thomas line: "____ against the dying of the light"
Level 82
Dec 21, 2016
Rumplestiltskin is something well known? First time I hear of it. I'd put Rapunzel here but apparently it has good enough percentage. Was it in a Disney movie or something?
Level 82
Dec 22, 2016
Rumpelstiltskin is one of the most famous fairy tales, at least where I'm from. I think it's a Grimm one.
Level 84
Dec 22, 2016
Rumpelstiltskin and Rapunzel are both classics from Grimm's Fairy Tales - originally in German. Some of the tales were written by the Grimm brothers; but many they collected and re-told.
Level 71
Jul 4, 2017
Well known in my days, but I don't know if Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales are being passed down through the generations as they once were. With all the TV, DVD, Smart Phones, Internet etc. available, maybe they are dying out........... pity.
Level 65
Apr 8, 2019
He was in the once upon a time tv series, i think that series is sort of known. Also makes it a appearance in a lot of other stuff. Movies, games, even the muppets,
Level 83
Jul 4, 2017
Pretty famous. I've seen many different dramatic interpretations over the years. Disney didn't make a movie, at least not a full-length animated feature, but I think he was in one of the Shrek movies.
Level 82
Jul 5, 2017
Thanks. After some research I found the name in Slovene translation, and it (and the story) sounds vaguely familiar, but not nearly as much as the other Grimm evergreens. Still, I've seen the English name for the first time in this quiz.
Level 65
Apr 8, 2019
Repelsteeltje in dutch.
Level 65
Apr 8, 2019 for those who are interested
Level 81
Dec 25, 2016
Great quiz!
Level 75
Jul 4, 2017
Six attempts and still couldn't spell "Richelieu"!
Level 64
Jul 4, 2017
Finally, a lit quiz up my alley (4:25)
Level 61
Jul 4, 2017
What? You won't take Rishaloo? LOL
Level 67
Jul 4, 2017
Think about adding the author of Gargantua and Pantagruel. And the author of A Season in Hell. Just to make it a little more challenging.
Level 82
Nov 28, 2017
Jean Racine is another omission: "was a French dramatist, one of the three great playwrights of 17th-century France, and an important literary figure in the Western tradition." Wikipedia
Level 60
Jul 5, 2017
Was thinking of ash and thorn for the Germanic characters and totally forgot runes, argh.
Level 48
Oct 20, 2018
i kept trying runic....never thought to go runes
Level 72
Oct 17, 2023
genre: "romantic fiction" no? must be something else.