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Literary Characters by Last Name

Based on the last name, guess the first names of these famous characters from books.
If more than one answer fits, choose the more famous one
Quiz by buck1017
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Last updated: December 7, 2019
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First submittedJuly 18, 2013
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First
Last
Scarlett
O'Hara
Bella
Swan
Ebenezer
Scrooge
Samwise
Gamgee
Anna
Karenina
Sherlock
Holmes
Holden
Caulfield
Hermione
Granger
First
Last
Bertie
Wooster
Jean
Valjean
Jay
Gatsby
David
Copperfield
Dante
Alighieri
Robinson
Crusoe
Phileas
Fogg
First
Last
Arthur
Dent
Victor
Frankenstein
Sancho
Panza
Lemuel
Gulliver
Hester
Prynne
Abraham
Van Helsing
Holly
Golightly
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Level 74
Jul 25, 2013
I didn't know the names in some that I've read, others I knew though I've never read them (or seen the movie).
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Level 75
Oct 8, 2013
Got 17 - should have got them all.
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Level 61
Oct 8, 2013
I bet it wasn't just me who wanted to put Doctor in front of Frankenstein! Missed some that were on the tip of my tongue, very frustrating.
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Level 32
Aug 31, 2014
Yup, I put doctor first before I tried Victor. Also tried Harvey for Dent.....didn't get the right answer on that one.
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Level 77
Nov 12, 2017
I tried "Great" for Gatsby. Surprise surprise, it didn't work either!
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Level 68
Oct 8, 2013
I knew Frankenstein's first name courtesy of Mel Brooks.
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Level 59
Oct 8, 2013
Anyone else try "Harvey Dent"?
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Level 92
Oct 8, 2013
Yep, and Random Frequent Flyer because I couldn't remember her dad's name for a second
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Level 85
Jul 10, 2016
No, I tried Bucky.
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Level 89
Sep 15, 2019
I thought of that too. I really can't believe I spaced on The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.
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Level 83
Oct 8, 2013
Dante is something of an anomaly here since he was a real person who wrote The Divine Comedy whilst the rest are wholly fictional. In fairness, however, he was the main character in the trilogy.
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Level 66
Oct 9, 2013
I'd say it's fair to separate the "fictional" Dante of the poem from the "real" Dante who wrote it. Though that's a fair point.
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Level 75
Oct 23, 2014
Got "The Great" in my head and couldn't think of Gatsby's first name.
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Level 34
Nov 4, 2014
Dante is not a 'character from a book'!! He was the author of The Divine Comedy!
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Level 77
Nov 5, 2014
As well as the primary character. Remember, it is a fictional story where Dante is guided through Hell by the poet Virgil. Although not a fictional character, he is still a literary character all the same.
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Level 34
Nov 4, 2014
Have never heard of Harvey Dent.
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Level 55
Apr 21, 2015
Didn't even cross my mind to put "Bella" for "Swan." Kept trying "Elizabeth"....
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Level 35
Feb 14, 2016
high five
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Level 82
Dec 3, 2016
Geraldine Granger didn't work :)
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Level 47
Dec 6, 2017
Dante is a real personn
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Level 77
Dec 6, 2017
Yep...and the main character of his story. Therefore a literary character.
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Level 72
May 12, 2019
Missed Van Helsing...thought his name was Gabriel.
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Level 45
Apr 30, 2020
Putting Twilight together with Anna Karenina etc in a lit category is an... interesting... juxtaposition :P
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Level 79
Mar 24, 2021
I assumed it had to be a spelling error and the question required the answer Charles, as in Charles Swann in Marcel Proust's work. Sadly, I was wrong.

In respect of the Truman Capote work, by all means accept the type-in Holly, but to not allow her full name is simply not right. Her full name is Holiday, and she goes by the name of Holly.

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Level 77
Mar 26, 2021
While you are right with respect to Ms. Golightly, the reason that I just accept Holly is the same reason that if I asked who the guitar player was for Guns N Roses was, I wouldn't think to accept Saul Hudson. Everyone knows her as Holly, so get over yourself and just type Holly.
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Level 55
Feb 4, 2024
But you did accept Bertram for Wooster. Granted it is the name that he sometimes uses to refer to himself.
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Level 28
Apr 22, 2021
I only got Hermoine Granger via Harry Potter :) but nice quiz
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Level 82
Dec 30, 2022
"Katie Scarlett O'Hara" is her actual name, so Katie would be more in line with the quiz description.