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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
The Magician's Nephew
The Importance of Being Earnest
A Brief History of Time
The Subtle Knife
Brave New World
On the Origin of Species
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Dec 5th, 2010 at 07:45 GMT
While Cambridge-educated Newton did write a book called "Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica", the title "Principia Mathematica" more commonly refers to the book by Alfred Lord Whitehead and Bertrand Russell, also both Cambridge-educated. They should be accepted as alternate answers.
Dec 5th, 2010 at 08:25 GMT
Thanx Tahnan. I must admit though I'd never heard of Whitehead before your comment.
Dec 6th, 2010 at 15:40 GMT
So, um, not actually a quiz on literary scholars.
Dec 6th, 2010 at 22:20 GMT
Had no idea Heller attended Oxford.
Dec 7th, 2010 at 23:37 GMT
time seems generous. got them all with over 6 mins left
Game published: Dec 20th, 2010 at 17:08 GMT
Dec 20th, 2010 at 18:54 GMT
William Golding was a famous alumnus of Brasenose College, Oxford. He neither studied nor taught at Cambridge
Dec 20th, 2010 at 19:43 GMT
Uh, there's something wrong with the last clue and answer.
Dec 20th, 2010 at 19:45 GMT
@Remedial (apt name on this occasion): Now substituted and fixed thanx
Dec 20th, 2010 at 20:49 GMT
Only one woman...I'm just saying...
Dec 20th, 2010 at 21:21 GMT
Can you modify the Russell answer to "Newton or Russell" since they are equally correct?
Dec 20th, 2010 at 21:42 GMT
@Koltrane: I guess you're not referring to 'Alice' ! I think that had a lot to do with the age that a lot of these writers lived in. Hopefully things are changing for the better. @gretabeth. Please see Tahnan's comment Dec 5th. (both answers are accepted)
Dec 21st, 2010 at 17:36 GMT
And here I was, seeing "Literary Scholars" as the title of a quiz and thinking I would finally get to use Harold Bloom as an answer on Sporcle...
Feb 4th, 2011 at 21:37 GMT
I could not for the LIFE of me remember the name of the person who wrote Walden. My English degree should be revoked. Actually, for that matter, so should my high school diploma.
Apr 16th, 2011 at 10:20 GMT
Good quiz, but I typed Newton and that worked so joint credit for Russell and Newton, please.
May 28th, 2012 at 11:02 GMT
Actually, The Principia Mathematica was written by Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell, and was published nearly 200 years after the death of Newton (who had nothing to do with it- other than general influence, of course). Newton's work with a similar title is called Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (sometimes referred to as simply "the Principia," which is why some get these confused. They are separate works, however).
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