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Literary Trivia

November 15, 2013

from Literary Trivia by Riehard Lederer and Michael Gilleland:
“We’ll pull out the red carpet and award you a blue ribbon and gold star if you can get your gray matter to identify the colorful titles created by the following authors.”

Red:
Stephen Crane
Tom Clancy
Arthur Conan Doyle
Edgar Allan Poe
John Steinbeck
James Jones

Yellow:
Charlotte Gilman
Aldous Huxley
Fred Gipson

Purple:
Alice Walker
Zane Grey

Scarlet:
Arthur Conan Doyle
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Baroness Orczy

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  1. November 15, 2013 8:07 am

    Red:
    Stephen Crane: The Red Badge of Courage
    Tom Clancy: The Hunt for Red October
    Arthur Conan Doyle: The Red-Headed League
    Edgar Allan Poe: The Mask of the Red Death
    John Steinbeck: The Red Pony
    James Jones: ?

    Yellow:
    Charlotte Gilman: The Yellow Walpaper
    Aldous Huxley: Crome Yellow
    Fred Gipson: Old Yeller

    Purple:
    Alice Walker: The Color Purple
    Zane Grey: Riders of the Purple Sage

    Scarlet:
    Arthur Conan Doyle: A Study in Scarlet
    Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter
    Baroness Orczy: The Scarlet Pimpernel

  2. Karen D permalink
    November 15, 2013 8:32 am

    Red Badge of Courage
    Hunt for Red October
    Red-Headed League

    The Yellow Wallpaper

    The Color Purple
    Riders of the Purple Sage

    Study in Scarlet
    Scarlet Letter
    Scarlet Pimpernel

    Pretty good, for me, this week.

  3. November 15, 2013 8:50 am

    Red:
    Stephen Crane: The Red Badge of Courage
    Tom Clancy: The Hunt for Red October
    Arthur Conan Doyle:
    Edgar Allan Poe: The Masque of the Red Death
    John Steinbeck: The Red Pony
    James Jones

    Yellow:
    Charlotte Gilman: The Yellow Wallpaper
    Aldous Huxley:
    Fred Gipson

    Purple:
    Alice Walker: The Color Purple
    Zane Grey

    Scarlet:
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter
    Baroness Orczy

  4. November 15, 2013 9:56 am

    Red:
    Stephen Crane: The Red Badge of Courage
    Tom Clancy: The Hunt for Red October
    Arthur Conan Doyle: The Red-Headed League?
    Edgar Allen Poe: The Masque of the Red Death
    John Steinbeck: The Red Pony
    James Jones: I never even HEARD of James Jones

    Yellow:
    Charlotte Gilman: The Yellow Wallpaper
    Aldous Huxley:
    Fred Gipson: Old Yeller

    PurpleL
    Alic Walker: the Color Purple
    Zane Grey: Riders of the Purple Sage

    Scarlet:
    Arthur Conan Doyle: A Study in Scarlet
    Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter
    Baroness Orczy (was she REALLY a Baroness? Bet she wasn’t): The Scarlet Pimpernel

    Hm, pretty good. I see somebody else knows more, though.

    • November 17, 2013 10:11 pm

      Aha, that’s where you’re wrong. She was totally a baroness. A starving artist baroness, for real. Her father was a baron, and they left Hungary because they were afraid of PEASANT REVOLT, and she married a man she met at art school in England. They were very happy and she supported the family by writing.

  5. November 15, 2013 12:41 pm

    Oh, that was fun. Missed a couple but I knew most of them!

  6. November 17, 2013 8:54 pm

    I knew some of these 😀

  7. November 18, 2013 8:41 am

    The Red Badge of Courage
    The Hunt for Red October
    Red Storm Rising
    The Red-Headed League
    The Masque of the Red Death
    The Red Pony
    The Thin Red Line
    The Yellow Wallpaper
    Crome Yellow
    Old Yeller
    The Color Purple
    Riders of the Purple Sage
    A Study in Scarlet
    The Scarlet Letter
    The Scarlet Pimpernel

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