Literature Book

Shakespeare is often referred to as the 'Bird of Avon'. Who is known as the 'Swan of Avon'?
William Shakespeare.

In Shakespeare's play 'The Merchant of Venice', who was the merchant?

The title of Thomas Hardy's book, Under the Greenwood Tree was taken from a song in which Shakespearean play?
From the play As you Like It.

The title of Aldous Huxley's book Brave New World is a phrase taken from which Shakespearean play?
From the play The Tempest.

Who wrote the book Pilgrim's Progress?
John Bunyan.

Which famous poet was expelled from Oxford University for writing a tract called The Necessity of Athesim?
Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Which Novel by Charles Dickens begins with the words: 'It was the best times, it was the worst of times'?
A Tale of Two Cities, which is set in London and Paris at the time of French Revolution.

Give the name and pen-name of the author of Silas Manner and The Mill on the Floos?
Mary Ann Evans, who wrote under the name of George Eliot.

By what name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, author of The Hunting of the Snark better known?
Lewis Carroll, which was his pen-name

Who, in schoolboy fiction, is probably the most famous pirate and which pirate dreamed of toasted cheese?
Long John Silver and Ben Gunn respectively.

In detective fiction, who was the arch-enemy of the tenants of 221 Baker Steet?
Professor Moriarty, arch-enemy of Sherlock Holmes and his medical friend, Dr. Watson.

Which author was against the killing of animals and willed that his funeral procession should consist of various species of animals wearing white scarves?
George Bernard Shaw.

Athos, Porthos and Aramis were the three friends of which character in Dumas' novel The Three Musketeers?
The Count of Monte Cristo and The Black Tulip.

Who wrote Crime and Punishment?
Feodor Mihailovtch Dostoievski.

The work of which Russian novelist was banned in his own country but published in Milan in 1957?
Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak.

Who wrote All Quiet on the Western Front?
Erich Maria Remarque, German born and naturalized American.

Johnn Rudolf Wyss was the author of which children's classic, first published in 1812?
The Swiss Family Robinson. Originally written by his father Johann David Wyss. Johnn Rudolf completed and edited it.

Which play was Abraham Lincoln watching when he was assassinated?
Our American Cousin, by Tom Taylor.