Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tuesday Trivia

Authors often use "alliterative titles" to catch your attention. Billy Budd by Herman Melville is a great example. Would the title sound as catchy if it were Steve Budd? Richard Lederer, in Literary Trivia, wonders whether you can identify the alliterative titles by these authors

Anna Sewell: B.......... B..........
Kurt Vonnegut: C.......... C..........
Ambrose Bierce: D.......... D..........
John Steinbeck: E.......... of E..........
F. Scott Fitzgerald: G.......... G..........
William Shakespeare: L.......... L.......... L..........
James Barrie: P.......... P..........
T. H. White: The S.......... in the S..........
J. R. R. Tolkien: The T.......... T..........
H. G. Wells: The W.......... of the W..........


Here are the answers to last week's trivia questions:
(Also from Richard Lederer's Literary Trivia)

Androcles and the Lion by George Bernard Shaw
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat by Edward Lear
The Pit and The Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe
The Walrus and The Carpenter by Lewis Carroll
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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