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Who Wrote That?

Read each quotation and select its author from among those given. The post-game explanation identifies the specific work from which the quotation is taken.

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“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
Pride and Prejudice
“Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.”
The Catcher in the Rye
“…and Gibraltar as a girl where I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes.”
Ulysses
“As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.”
The Metamorphosis
“Because I could not stop for Death –
He kindly stopped for me –
The Carriage held but just Ourselves –
And Immortality.”
“Because I Could not Stop for Death”
“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”
The Bell Jar
“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
Anna Karenina
“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”
On the Road
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…”
A Tale of Two Cities
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
“The Road Not Taken”
Charles Dickens
Emily Dickinson
Franz Kafka
J. D. Salinger
Jack Kerouac
James Joyce
Jane Austen
Leo Tolstoy
Robert Frost
Sylvia Plath
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