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Novel Author % Correct
Animal FarmGeorge Orwell
87.5%
Nineteen Eighty-FourGeorge Orwell
87.4%
The Great GatsbyF. Scott Fitzgerald
75.7%
The Grapes of WrathJohn Steinbeck
75.2%
The Lord of the RingsJ.R.R. Tolkien
73.9%
The Catcher in the RyeJ.D. Salinger
72.8%
The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeC.S. Lewis
71.9%
To Kill a MockingbirdHarper Lee
67.7%
The Sun Also RisesErnest Hemingway
62.3%
Slaughterhouse-FiveKurt Vonnegut
61.6%
Catch-22Joseph Heller
54%
Light in AugustWilliam Faulkner
51.7%
The Sound and the FuryWilliam Faulkner
51.7%
BelovedToni Morrison
49.4%
Lord of the FliesWilliam Golding
49.2%
On the RoadJack Kerouac
47.2%
Gone With the WindMargaret Mitchell
46.3%
LolitaVladimir Nabokov
44.9%
Pale FireVladimir Nabokov
44.9%
Mrs. DallowayVirginia Woolf
43.7%
To the LighthouseVirginia Woolf
43.7%
Are You There God? It's Me, MargaretJudy Blume
42.6%
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestKen Kesey
35.2%
Invisible ManRalph Ellison
34.3%
Rabbit, RunJohn Updike
34.2%
A Clockwork OrangeAnthony Burgess
34%
White TeethZadie Smith
32.3%
A Passage to IndiaE.M. Forster
31.1%
AtonementIan McEwan
30.3%
Brideshead RevisitedEvelyn Waugh
29.7%
A Handful of DustEvelyn Waugh
29.7%
Their Eyes Were Watching GodZora Neale Hurston
29.2%
American PastoralPhilip Roth
29.1%
Portnoy's ComplaintPhilip Roth
29.1%
Novel Author % Correct
Midnight's ChildrenSalman Rushdie
29%
Things Fall ApartChinua Achebe
27.9%
Tropic of CancerHenry Miller
27.6%
Call It SleepHenry Roth
27.4%
The Crying of Lot 49Thomas Pynchon
25.2%
Gravity's RainbowThomas Pynchon
25.2%
UbikPhilip K. Dick
24.2%
The Spy Who Came in From the ColdJohn le Carre
23.2%
Naked LunchWilliam Burroughs
23.1%
Blood MeridianCormac McCarthy
23.1%
The Big SleepRaymond Chandler
22.8%
The Blind AssassinMargaret Atwood
22.6%
The Adventures of Augie MarchSaul Bellow
22.4%
HerzogSaul Bellow
22.4%
Native SonRichard Wright
21.7%
All the King's MenRobert Penn Warren
20.4%
The Heart is a Lonely HunterCarson McCullers
19.1%
An American TragedyTheodore Dreiser
18.7%
Go Tell it on the MountainJames Baldwin
18.3%
RagtimeE.L. Doctorow
17.7%
Infinite JestDavid Foster Wallace
17.2%
The Heart of the MatterGraham Greene
17%
The Power and the GloryGraham Greene
17%
LovingHenry Green
16.8%
I, ClaudiusRobert Graves
16.7%
Death Comes for the ArchbishopWilla Cather
16%
The CorrectionsJonathan Franzen
15.6%
WatchmenAlan Moore and Dave Gibbons
15.1%
Lucky JimKingsley Amis
15%
MoneyMartin Amis
14.8%
Wide Sargasso SeaJean Rhys
14.7%
White NoiseDon DeLillo
13.9%
The Prime of Miss Jean BrodieMuriel Spark
12.4%
PossessionA.S. Byatt
11.9%
Novel Author % Correct
The French Lieutenant's WomanJohn Fowles
11.9%
The Bridge of San Luis ReyThornton Wilder
11.5%
Never Let Me GoKazuo Ishiguro
11.4%
The Golden NotebookDoris Lessing
11.1%
NeuromancerWilliam Gibson
10.9%
DeliveranceJames Dickey
10.6%
Red HarvestDashiell Hammett
10.3%
The Confessions of Nat TurnerWilliam Styron
10.3%
A Death in the FamilyJames Agee
9.7%
The Berlin StoriesChristopher Isherwood
9.4%
The Day of the LocustNathanael West
9.2%
Revolutionary RoadRichard Yates
9.2%
A House for Mr. BiswasV.S. Naipaul
9.1%
Appointment in SamarraJohn O'Hara
8.2%
The SportswriterRichard Ford
8%
Under the VolcanoMalcolm Lowry
7.7%
HousekeepingMarilynne Robinson
7.6%
FalconerJohn Cheever
7.5%
The MoviegoerWalker Percy
7.4%
Snow CrashNeal Stephenson
7.4%
At Swim-Two-BirdsFlann O'Brien
7.4%
The AssistantBernard Malamud
7%
Play it As it LaysJoan Didion
6.9%
The Sheltering SkyPaul Bowles
6.7%
A Dance to the Music of TimeAnthony Powell
6.1%
The Painted BirdJerzy Kosinski
5.9%
The Sot-Weed FactorJohn Barth
5.6%
Under the NetIris Murdoch
5.5%
Dog SoldiersRobert Stone
4.2%
The Death of the HeartElizabeth Bowen
3.7%
The RecognitionsWilliam Gaddis
3.7%
The Man Who Loved ChildrenChristina Stead
3.6%
 
Number % Answered
100 (all)
0.9%
95-99
0.8%
90-94
0.8%
85-89
0.7%
80-84
0.8%
75-79
1%
70-74
1.2%
65-69
1.4%
60-64
1.8%
55-59
2.3%
50-54
3%
45-49
3.1%
40-44
4%
35-39
5%
30-34
6.1%
25-29
7.5%
20-24
9.6%
15-19
11.3%
10-14
13.7%
5-9
14.5%
1-4
10.5%

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