Literary trivia offers essential bits of insight into the lives and works of important writers like William Shakespeare
, Geoffrey Chaucher, Emily Dickinson, Charles Dickens
, and Jane Austen
. Learn factoids and interesting anecdotes about your favorite authors and the greatest classics of all time. Read more about literary trivia, or quiz yourself to find out how much you know about books and writers.
by Anne Commire. Gale Group. From the publisher: "The series covers more than 10,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources and photographs."
by Kathleen Kaska. Taylor Trade Publishing. This is the essential trivia guide to Sherlock Holmes. The book includes 75 quizzes and covering Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories and novels, as well as the radio and television programs.
by Thomas Delise. Career Press. From the publisher: "So you think you know Shakespeare? Are you a fan of Shakespearean film and stage productions? Are you a student or teacher of Shakespeare? Or would you just like to learn more about the man, the myth, and the literature? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you'll welcome 'That Is the Question: The Ultimate Shakespeare Quiz Book,' a fun and unique glimpse into the fascinating and timeless world of William Shakespeare
by Judie Strouf. Wiley, John & Sons. From the publisher: "Wonderful for browsing, and invaluable for finding specific information, Literature Lovers Book of Lists is a compendium of useful and sometimes whimsical information for anyone who loves books and loves to read, at any age or reading level. It is organized into nine sections and provides nearly 200 lists relating to genres, authors, characters and settings, awards, literary terms with their definitions and much more."
5. Literary Triviaby Richard Lederer, and Michael Gilleland. Random House. From the publisher: "From the author of Crazy English and The Miracle of Language, a fiendishly engrossing, thoroughly addictive volume of anecdotes, curiosities, and quizzes testing your knowledge of books..."
by Samuel J. Rogal (Editor). Gale Group. Find information related to literary births, deaths, publications, and other literary events. Discover what happened in the world of literature--one day at a time.
by Greg Harvey. John Wiley & Sons. From the publisher: "Don't know Gollum from Gandalf? This plain-English guide helps you make sense of the creatures, language, geography, and richly detailed history of the fascinating world of Middle-earth. From the Shire to Mount Doom, from the hobbits to the Ringwraiths, you'll discover the varied sources and inspirations behind Tolkien's stories and comprehend the meanings that lie beneath the surface."
by Patti Henson. University Press of Mississippi. From the publisher: "What do Southern writers care about? What fabulous characters inhabit their pages? What Southern titles should be on every reading list? This handy, stimulating little book is full of answers. It is expressly for those who know, and know they know, Southern literature. The quizzes suggest a multitude of fascinating characters, exotic locales, and mystic minds."
by Erin Barrett, and Jack Mingo. Red Wheel/Weiser. From the publisher: "Some of the oddities included are that Gene Simmons, Kris Kristofferson, and Sting were all teachers before starting their music careers; some high school dropouts do all right: neither Henry Ford, Jack London, nor George Gershwin ever graduated; another reason to keep good notes: only small fragments of Aristotle's writings exist, and his reputation is based almost entirely on his students' class notes."
by by Pauline Bartel. From the publisher: "From Margaret Mitchell
's tattered manuscript to the long-awaited Alexandra Ripley sequel, here's the inside story, complete with photos, quizzes, and profiles, of the book, the movie, and the entire GWTW phenomenon."