The Return of the Literary Pub Quiz

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Give the first or last word of 'Finnegans Wake'.
Who wrote 'Vanity Fair'?
13th century Italian poet Dante Alighieri was responsible for which epic poem?
The Forest of Arden is the setting for which Shakespearean comedy?
Which Spanish poet and playwright wrote 'La Casa de Bernarda Alba' [The House of Bernarda Alba]?
What is the word shared by Fred Hoyle's science fiction novel 'The Black ____' and M.P. Shiel's 1901 novel 'The Purple ____'?
What is Mrs. Dalloway's first name?
In the Keats poem 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci', two flowers are mentioned. Name either of them.
'The Bell Jar' opens with the historical execution of which couple?
Which Shakespearean play is split into the most parts?
In 'The Pardoner's Tale', when the men arrive at the oak tree, looking for Death, what do they find?
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The translation of the Hebrew word 'Timshel' as 'Thou mayest' is a recurrent motif in which Steinbeck novel?
How many Bennet children are there in 'Pride and Prejudice'?
Fill in the beginning of this famous line from Milton's 'Paradise Lost': '___________, than serve in Heav'n'
In which periodical was 'Anna Karenina' published serially, from 1873 to 1877?
With what kind of fish does Santiago battle in 'The Old Man and the Sea'?
Which seminal 1982 novel won the Pulitzer Prize for its depiction of female African American life in the Deep South of the 1930s?
Which Marlovian play centres around a Satanic pact and its consequences?
What is the final short story in Joyce's collection 'Dubliners'?
Name any of the three authors who have won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once.
What kind of character do 'The Odyssey', 'Three Men in a Boat' and 'Oliver Twist' have in common?

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