Top 94 Works in World Literature

Based on the author's name, guess these famous international literary works.
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Last updated: December 16, 2013
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First submittedDecember 13, 2013
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Miguel de Cervantes
Don Quixote
George Orwell
William Faulkner
Absalom, Absalom!
Mark Twain
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Aeneid
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina
Toni Morrison
Alfred Döblin
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Jose Saramago
Fernando Pessoa
The Book of Disquiet
The Book of Job
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Brothers Karamazov
Thomas Mann
Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales
Franz Kafka
The Castle
Naguib Mahfouz
Children of Gebelawi
Italo Svevo
Confessions of Zeno
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Crime and Punishment
Nikolai Gogol
Dead Souls
Leo Tolstoy
The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Giovanni Boccaccio
Joao Guimaraes Rosa
The Devil to Pay in the Backlands
Nikolai Gogol
Diary of a Madman
Dante Alighieri
The Divine Comedy
Henrik Ibsen
A Doll's House
Epic of Gilgamesh
Michel de Montaigne
Hans Christian Anderson
Fairy Tales and Stories
Honoré de Balzac
Father Goriot
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Francois Rabelais
Gargantua and Pantagruel
Doris Lessing
The Golden Notebook
Charles Dickens
Great Expectations
Jonathan Swift
Gulliver's Travels
Federico Garcia Lorca
Gypsy Ballads
William Shakespeare
Elsa Morante
Knut Hamsun
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Idiot
The Iliad
Halldor Laxness
Independent People
Marcel Proust
In Search of Lost Time
Ralph Ellison
Invisible Man
Denis Diderot
Jacques the Fatalist and His Master
Louis-Ferdinand Céline
Journey to the End of The Night
William Shakespeare
King Lear
Walt Whitman
Leaves of Grass
Laurence Sterne
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy
Vladimir Nabokov
Gustave Flaubert
Madame Bovary
Thomas Mann
The Magic Mountain
Samuel Beckett
Malone Dies
Robert Musil
The Man Without Qualities
Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi
Marguerite Yourcenar
Memoirs of Hadrian
George Eliot
Salman Rushdie
Midnight's Children
Herman Melville
Moby Dick
Samuel Beckett
Virginia Woolf
Mrs. Dalloway
Njal's Saga
Joseph Conrad
The Odyssey
Oedipus the King
Ernest Hemingway
The Old Man and the Sea
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Sheikh Musharrif ud-din Sadi
The Orchard
William Shakespeare
Juan Rulfo
Pedro Paramo
Astrid Lindgren
Pippi Longstocking
Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Possessed
Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice
The Recognition of Sakuntala
The Red and the Black
Al-Tayyib Salih
Season of Migration to the North
Gustave Flaubert
A Sentimental Education
D. H. Lawrence
Sons and Lovers
William Faulkner
The Sound and the Fury
Yasunari Kawabata
The Sound of the Mountain
Albert Camus
The Stranger
Murasaki Shikibu
The Tale of Genji
Chinua Achebe
Things Fall Apart
Günter Grass
The Tin Drum
Virginia Woolf
To the Lighthouse
Franz Kafka
The Trial
James Joyce
Samuel Beckett
The Unnamable
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace
Emily Brontë
Wuthering Heights
Nikos Kazantzakis
Zorba the Greek
Level 69
Dec 13, 2013
The Possessed is also known as The Devils. And you should accept an answer without the articles...
Level 67
Dec 14, 2013
You should also accept "Oedipus Rex," "Tristram Shandy" without the prologue, the same for "Huckleberry Finn," "Remembrance of Things Past," "Gargantua" on his own, and "Gilgamesh" without the "Epic."
Level 19
Dec 16, 2013
The answers have been fixed to accept different versions of the title as well as answers without articles. Thanks for the comments!
Level ∞
Dec 22, 2013
Loved that when I typed "Huck Finn" it worked. Nice quiz!
Level 78
Mar 30, 2014
I think it needs more time.
Level 46
May 13, 2014
I agree
Level 75
May 26, 2014
The spelling should be Hans Christian "Andersen" and I'm not sure why fairy tales is not an acceptable answer.
Level 75
May 28, 2016
agree. Tried that. Also would've gotten Gilgamesh with some sort of clue. I tried Old Goriot and Pere Goriot... Oh well, these are tough quizzes to make.
Level 60
Nov 12, 2014
This definitely needs more time especially given that you have to try multiple answers for a number of these authors, e.g. Shakespeare, Dickens, Garcia Marquez, Ibsen ......
Level 75
May 28, 2016
Sorry to see Tayib Salih at the bottom of the list. Maybe someone will pick it up out of curiosity.
Level 90
Aug 18, 2020
First, nice quiz. Didn't realize right away that the answers are in alphabetical order. Turned out to be helpful. Tried "Le Pere Goriot" and "Pere Goriot," since that's how I've always seen the title even in translation. Didn't occur to me to try "Father Goriot." Agree with earlier comment that "Fairy Tales" should be acceptable for the H.C. Andersen work. And some wiggle room with "Ilyich" would be helpful; it's been transliterated in various ways of the years. Maybe also "Mahab(h)arata." Time limit was tight but partly because some answers require multiple stabs at spelling.
Level 77
Dec 14, 2020
The most common translation for L'Etranger (Camus) is The Outsider.
Level 68
Jul 3, 2022
I agree that there should be more time for this quiz. It was really fun going through the list, and being proud of myself how many I have read. The problem is, I didn't have a chance to get through more than two thirds of it, because for several ones I needed to make more guesses for "India" and "Shakespeare" and the like. (In some cases it was also a problem that there are quite a few titles I have never seen in English before.)

Yes, there should be more hints for the Epic of Gilgamesh, also the Book of Job, which is virtually impossible to point out among all the other books of the Bible. There are alternative translations, too, as it has been mentioned before (for Camus's book for example).

Level 29
Jul 13, 2023
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