BEFORE or AFTER: Literature

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Can you determine whether each piece of literature was published before (B) or after (A) the given year?

Updated Apr 6, 2014

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Text (Author)Before or After?Year
Gulliver's Travels (Jonathan Swift)1750
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)1865
Moby Dick (Herman Melville)1860
The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)1930
The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)1960
War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)1860
A Doll's House (Henrik Ibsen)1890
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)1960
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)1950
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)1800
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)1970
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)1875
Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes)1630
Beloved (Toni Morrison)1980
Ulysses (James Joyce)1920
Black Oxen (Gertrude Atherton)1915
Animal Farm (George Orwell)1940
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)1960
Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell)1940
Hamlet (William Shakespeare)1615

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