Works of Literature by Plot Description #2

Name the title of the work of literature given the plot.
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Last updated: October 26, 2020
First submittedOctober 23, 2020
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The book is the sailor's narrative of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaling ship Pequod, to get revenge on the giant white sperm whale.
Moby Dick
Middle-aged gentleman from the region of La Mancha in central Spain is obsessed with the chivalrous ideals touted in books he has read, he decides to take up his lance and sword.
Don Quixote
The story of salesman Gregor Samsa who wakes one morning to find himself inexplicably transformed into a huge insect.
The Metamorphosis
A man named Samuel Hamilton settles in the Salinas Valley in northern California. Although Samuel is well respected in the community, he never becomes a wealthy man.
East of Eden
Novel is about the three Compson brothers’ obsessions with the their sister Caddy, told out of order chronologically.
The Sound and the Fury
Tells the story of a group of young Germans who enlist in World War I after being captivated by slogans of patriotism and honour.
All Quiet on the Western Front
Set in a village in Puritan New England. Hester believes herself a widow, but her husband, Roger Chillingworth, arrives in New England very much alive and conceals his identity.
The Scarlet Letter
A murder mystery set in a 14th-century Italian monastery but, in essence, a questioning of “truth” from theological, philosophical, scholarly, and historical perspectives.
The Name of the Rose
Novel that describe a day in the life of multiple people in Dublin, Ireland; but mainly Stephen Dedalus.
Ulysses
The illegitimate nephew of a German baron grows up in the baron's castle under the tutelage of the scholar Pangloss, who teaches him that this world is “the best of all possible worlds.”
Candide
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A darkly comedic takedown of Soviet society. The novel begins with the Devil's arrival in 1930's Moscow disguised as the distinguished Professor Woland.
The Master and Margarita
The life of a man recounted from the days of his youth to the present time where he is a grown man. His father dies before his birth and he was raised by his mother and Peggotty.
David Copperfield
This novel centres on the Ramsay family and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland between 1910 and 1920.
To the Lighthouse
Poor farmer gets told by the village parson that he has noble relatives. His wife decides to send their daughter to their family's ancestral home in Wessex.
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Tells the story of Robert Jordan, a young American volunteer attached to a Republican guerrilla unit during the Spanish Civil War.
For Whom the Bell Tolls
A mysterious man goes to a village called Iping, which is in the middle of a snowstorm. He then stays in an inn that is owned and run by the husband and wife George and Janny Hall.
Invisible Man
Details two days in the life of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield after he has been expelled from prep school.
The Catcher in the Rye
Tells the story from the point of view of an unknown narrator of a disease sweeping the French Algerian city of Oran.
The Plague
Tells the story of four seemingly incompatible people living in rural 1930s Georgia, joined together by their mutual friendship with John Singer.
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
The life of Okonkwo, the leader of an Igbo community, from the events leading up to his banishment from the community, through the seven years of his exile, to his return.
Things Fall Apart
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Level 74
Oct 24, 2020
Good quiz exposing my ignorance. Only 4/20. But The name of the Rose is an excellent book.