Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday Trivia

Richard Lederer, in Literary Trivia, wonders why some authors insist on using ALL their names? Is it just pretension? Or are there so many Laura Wilders out that that she needed to specify she was Laura INGALLS Wilder?

Can you remember these authors' middle names?

Harriet Stowe
Arthur Doyle
Henry Longfellow
Erle Gardner
Ralph Emerson

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

It's Literary Headline time! What book (and author) generated each hysterical headline?

MADWOMAN LONG IMPRISONED IN ATTIC
SETS HOUSE ON FIRE, THEN LEAPS TO DEATH
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

GHOSTS OF FORMER SERVANTS
HAUNT GOVERNESS, CHILDREN
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

RETARDED ITINERANT FARMWORKER
CRUSHES BOSS'S DAUGHTER-IN-LAW
THEN MERCY-KILLED BY BEST FRIEND
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

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