The Dabbler’s Literary Quiz – Part 2

Continuing Brit the Elder’s fun quiz for all book-lovers (see part 1 here). Simply identify the literary work and author from the initials. A few are slightly obscure but you’ll know most. There’s also a clue for each one. Readers are free to post answers in the comments, so don’t read those if you don’t want to spoil it. Solution and part 3 to follow next week…

21. FML by RC    Moose

22. AFTA by EH   Bonello leaned over, put the pistol against the man’s head and pulled the trigger.  The pistol did not fire. “You have to cock it,” I said. He cocked it and fired twice.

23. M by WS   all our yesterdays

24. JW by RC   Ethel, Robert, Mr and Mrs Brown

25. FQ (EC) by TSE   In my beginning is my end

26. TF by NM    A rumble in the jungle

27. AHOTESP by WC   from the Birth of Britain…

28. TCIOTDITNT by MH   The Monty Hall Problem

29. LOP by YM   Tiger, hyena…meerkats

30. HPATOOTP by JKR   Part 5

31. P’S D by SP   I am told this day that Parliament hath voted 2s. per annum for every chimney in England, as a constant revenue to the Crowne.

32. OTR by JK   …and I looked up at the ceiling and didn’t know who I was for about fifteen strange seconds.

33. DOAN by GA and WG   April 9. Commenced the day badly.

34. TGM by JPD …And all I want is one break which is not my neck.

35. L J by KA    His mouth had been used as a latrine by some small creature of the night.


Click Continue Reading for the solution to last week’s quiz :

1. The Social Contract   Jean-Jaques Rousseau

2. Gone with the Wind   Margaret Mitchell

3. The Water Babies  Charles Kingsley

4. The Outsider/ The stranger  Albert Camus

5. Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee Dee Brown

6. Cider with Rosie   Laurie Lee

7. Winnie-the-Pooh AA Milne

8. The Selfish Gene   Richard Dawkins

9. Gulliver’s Travels  Jonathan Swift

10. Master and Commander   Patrick O’Brian

11. The African Queen   CS Forester

12. Tracatus Logico-Philosophicus   Ludwig Wittgenstein

13. The Wind in the Willows   Kenneth Graham

14. The Metamorphosis   Franz Kafka

15. Dogger   Shirley Hughes

16. Sredni Vashtar   Saki

17. The Republic   Plato

18. The Diary of Ann Frank   Ann Frank

19. Moby Dick   Herman Melville

20. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man  James Joyce

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6 thoughts on “The Dabbler’s Literary Quiz – Part 2

    jonathan law
    June 19, 2012 at 08:39

    OK here goes:

    A Farewell to Arms — Ernest Hemingway
    Macbeth — William Shakespeare
    Just William — Richmal Crompton
    Four Quartets (East Coker) TS Eliot
    A History of the English Speaking Peoples — Winston Churchill
    Lif of Pi — Yann Martel
    The Ginger Man — JP Donleavy
    Lucky Jim — Kingsley Amis

    June 19, 2012 at 10:53

    26 The Fight: Norman Mailer
    31 Pepy’s Diary: Samuel Pepys
    33 Diary of a Nobody: George & Weedon Grosssmith

    June 19, 2012 at 13:31

    28. TCIOTDITNT – the curious incident of the dog in the night time by Mark Haddon

    30. HPATOOTP by JKR Harry Potter and the Order of the phoenix

    June 19, 2012 at 16:52

    On the Road (Jack Kerouac)

    June 19, 2012 at 19:06

    first one was a tricky one!

    Its Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler

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