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  1. Abel Magwitch is a major fictional character in which 1861 novel?
  2. Which novel's famous opening sentence is "Call me Ishmael"?
  3. In Yann Martel's novel Life of Pi what's the name of the Bengal tiger?
  4. Sanditon is an unfinished novel by which English writer?

  5. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger and East of Eden by John Steinbeck were all written in which decade?
  6. American novelist Winston Francis Groom Jr. is best known for which 1986 novel?
  7. Jack, Piggy, Ralph and Roger are young characters in which 1954 novel?
  8. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, what is the title character's first name?
  9. What is the name of the main character and the driving force behind most of the plot in George Orwell's 1945 novel Animal Farm?
  10. The Sound and the Fury is a novel by the American author?
  11. The Ernest Hemingway novel A Farewell to Arms is set during which war?
  12. Which author is best known for the two comic novels Whisky Galore and The Monarch of the Glen?
  13. Molly Bloom's soliloquy contains a sentence of 3,687 words in which 1922 novel?
  14. In March 1994, "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web" was renamed what after a race of fictional beings in Gulliver's Travels?
  15. Can you name the best-selling novel of the 19th century in the United States?
  16. A Narrative of 1757 is the subtitle of which historical novel written by American James Fenimore Cooper in 1826?
  17. Which 1987 Pulitzer Prize winning book by novelist Toni Morrison is set in the period after the American Civil War? Oprah Winfrey starred as the lead character in its film adaptation.
  18. Which work originally published in two parts, in 1605 and 1615, is often labelled as the first modern novel?
  19. Catriona, also known as David Balfour, is a sequel to which earlier novel?
  20. Who wrote the novel Bridget Jones's Diary?
  21. What type of creature is Smaug in J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit?
  22. Which 1927 novel by Virginia Woolf centres on the Ramsay family and their visits to the Isle of Skye?
  23. Which fictional character led the group of adventurers in King Solomon's Mines by Sir H. Rider Haggard?
  24. The Da Vinci Code is Dan Brown's second novel to include the character Robert Langdon. Can you name the first?
  25. Which novel by author George Eliot was set in 1829 to 1832 in a fictional English Midlands town?


  1. Great Expectations (by Charles Dickens)
  2. Moby-Dick
  3. Richard Parker
  4. Jane Austen
  5. 1950s
  6. Forrest Gump
  7. Lord of the Flies (by William Golding)
  8. Jay
  9. Napoleon
  10. William Faulkner
  11. World War I
  12. Compton Mackenzie
  13. Ulysses (a novel by James Joyce)
  14. Yahoo
  15. Uncle Tom's Cabin
  16. The Last of the Mohicans
  17. Beloved
  18. Don Quixote (by Miguel de Cervantes)
  19. Kidnapped (written in 1886 by Robert Louis Stevenson)
  20. Helen Fielding
  21. A dragon
  22. To the Lighthouse
  23. Allan Quatermain
  24. Angels & Demons
  25. Middlemarch