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What is the name of Pippi Longstocking's horse?
Pippi Longstocking is the world's strongest girl. She lives in Villa Villekulla with her monkey, Mr. Nilsson, her horse Little Buddy and a bag full of gold coins. Her best friends are called Tommy and Annika. Pippi has freckles and red hair in plaits. Pippi is a fictional character created by Astrid Lindgren
Which famous novel was rejected by a number of publishers, so eventually its author had to pay the cost for publication himself?
The Trial (Kafka)
In Search of Lost Time (Proust)
The Name of the Rose (Eco)
André Gide was famously given the manuscript to read to advise on publication and rejected it. In early 1914, he wrote to Proust to apologize "The rejection of this book will remain one of the most stinging and remorseful regrets of my life".
Which of these novels (in part) was written in prison ?
Crime and punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
Count of Monte Christo - Alexander Dumas
1984 - George Orwell
Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes Cervantes was jailed two or three times, and he claims in his prologue to Don Quixote that his great mock-romance was "begotten in a prison". Confined to a cell, the author's imagination wanders with his crack-brained knight over the dusty roads of Spain.
What famous novel begins; “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”?
One Hundred Years of Solitude
This quote is the famous opening line of George Orwell's "1984". The novel is set in the year 1984 when most of the world population have become victims of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and propaganda. The book also shows mass media as a catalyst for the intensification of destructive emotions and violence.
Who created the language of of the Dothraki Sea from the TV series Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin
David J. Peterson
Martin's fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire and its television adaptation Game of Thrones, where it is spoken by the Dothraki, nomadic inhabitants of the Dothraki Sea. The language was developed for the TV series by the linguist David J. Peterson, working off the Dothraki words and phrases in Martin's novels.
What was a famous "Room 101" in George Orwell's novel "1984"?
a torture chamber
Big Brother's office
a room of debauchery and love
venue for thoughtlessness
Room 101, introduced in the climax of the novel, is the basement torture chamber in the Ministry of Love, in which the Party attempts to subject a prisoner to his or her own worst nightmare, fear or phobia, with the object of breaking down their resistance. Orwell named Room 101 after a conference room at Broadcasting House where he used to sit through tedious meetings.
Who wrote the famous "Homo Faber" novel from 1956?
Max Rudolf Frisch (1911- 1991) was a Swiss playwright and novelist. Frisch's works focused on problems of identity, individuality, responsibility, morality, and political commitment. The protagonist, Walter Faber, is a successful engineer traveling throughout Europe and the Americas on behalf of UNESCO.The novel was made into a 1991 film, Voyager, directed by Volker Schlöndorff.
"Call me Ishmael" is the beginning of which novel?
The Old Man and the Sea
Crime and Punishment
"Call me Ishmael," perhaps the most famous opening line in literary history. Moby-Dick is a novel by American writer Hermann Melville from 1851. W. Faulkner confessed that he regrets that he did not write this book himself, and DH Lawrence called it "one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world" and "the biggest book of the sea ever written.
Which novel describes just one day?
In Search of Lost Time
Gargantua and Pantagruel
Ulysses chronicles the passage of Leopold Bloom through Dublin during an ordinary day, 16 June 1904, making a lot of parallels between it and events the mythical story of Odysseus (Latin Ulysses). Joyce fans worldwide now celebrate 16 June as Bloomsday.
Who wrote The Hunger Games trilogy?
The Hunger Games is a trilogy of young adult dystopian novels written by American novelist Suzanne Collins. The series is set in The Hunger Games universe, and follows young characters Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark. The novels have all been well received, and developed into films starring Jennifer Lawrence.