Literature by Letter - W

Identify these literary things that start with the letter W.
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Last updated: January 5, 2017
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He owned a magical and mysterious chocolate factory
Willy Wonka
Sherlock Holmes's faithful sidekick
H.G. Wells novel that was read on the radio in 1938 as if it were a real news bulletin
War of the Worlds, the
Irish playwright and author once imprisoned for "indecency"
Oscar Wilde
Tolstoy book that is one of the longest ever written, at 561,093 words
War and Peace
Children's novel about the adventures of Mole, Rat, Toad, and Badger
Wind in the Willows, the
What Dickens character Miss Havisham always wears
Wedding Dress
She wrote about her life settling the American Plains in the "Little House" collection
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Celebrated and controversial "Leaves of Grass" poet
Walt Whitman
Genre of Louis L'Amour and Zane Grey
Novel by Emily Brontë
Wuthering Heights
Who's afraid of this author of "To the Lighthouse"?
Virginia Woolf
Pond where Henry Thoreau sojourned
Walden Pond
How the world ends, according to T.S. Eliot, not with a bang but with a _______
This TV personality was famous for creating best-sellers by featuring
them in her Book Club
Oprah Winfrey
Jack London novel about a wolfdog in the Yukon territory
White Fang
American dictionary author who simplified spelling
Noah Webster
Tom Sawyer tricked his friends into using this to paint a fence
Children's novel about a rabbit warren
Watership Down
Ralph Emerson's middle name
Level 83
Dec 30, 2016
I think they settled the American Plains, not the American Plans, in Little House on the Prairie.
Level 70
Aug 11, 2017
Everybody knows that Americans can *never* settle on their plans. All that dissension in Congress.
Level 78
Dec 31, 2016
P.G. Wodehouse?
Level 59
Aug 11, 2017
What about him?
Level 86
Jan 3, 2017
Interesting that only half know Louis L'Amour and Zane Grey's genre. I've known those since I was a kid, though a rural South Dakota upbringing will do that I guess.
Level 76
Jan 5, 2017
What's wrong with painting a fence with whitewash?
Level 60
Jan 13, 2017
Nothing... but Tom tricked his friends into doing the work for him, instead of doing it himself.
Level 76
Jan 23, 2018
I see, I totally misunderstood what the trick was there then!
Level 66
Apr 8, 2019
Same , i thought of whitewash but dismissed it
Level 59
Feb 19, 2018
Tom pretended that it was SO much fun painting the fence that his friends became jealous and insisted on doing it for him. He had dumb friends.
Level 71
Feb 17, 2017
Although one wonders if War and Peace would have been as highly acclaimed as it was, had it been published under its original title War, What Is It Good For.
Level 69
Apr 27, 2017
Absolutely nuthin.
Level 87
Aug 13, 2017
Good thing his mistress insisted he go with War and Peace! ;)
Level 74
Aug 11, 2017
Better cite your source.
Level 54
Aug 11, 2017
Too many American questions here. Most of us won't know the answers.
Level 88
Aug 11, 2017
Insert the standard, "it's an American website with questions written in English. Hard to believe that it caters to primarily Americans, You're free to create your own". That said there my initial count has 9 questions based on American authors and 10 from the British Isles. Seems too anglocentric to me.
Level 69
Oct 29, 2021
You seemed to have sneakily used British Isles rather than UK in order that Ireland can bump up the numbers
Level 48
Apr 12, 2019
I'm a Brit and I got all of them. Many quizzes on jetpunk are too UScentric but this was okay.
Level 60
Aug 11, 2017
I tried War of the Worlds but it didn't work. WHY?!?!?!?!
Level 69
Aug 11, 2017
Maybe you typed wrong? It worked for me.
Level 69
Nov 20, 2018
I found out that it doesn't work if you leave out the second the.
Level 71
Aug 11, 2017
I would argue about watership down being a children's novel. I first read it in my forties. Very interesting allegory although I understand the story was derived from tales the author told his children
Level 76
Aug 12, 2017
I was thinking the same thing. It didn't seem like a children's novel to me even though it is fantasy adventure. Fantastic book, though.
Level 69
Aug 11, 2017
Miss Havisham - So I first typed "white dress". Duh .... LOL
Level 47
Aug 13, 2017
Tried white dress so many times!
Level 49
Apr 9, 2018
I'm English and had little trouble except for Walden pond
Level 75
Jul 10, 2018
So it's all Webster's fault that you guys can't spell, then?
Level 77
Oct 5, 2021
Houw ignouble ouf thouse fouppish Americans! Oubviously British chouices are untould fathoums moure superiour!
Level 67
Jan 14, 2023
Wilde comes up automatically with answering Wilder, so maybe both shouldn't be on here.