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Happy Sunday! I hope everyone’s taxes are paid and the little grey cells are well rested.

It has been a busy week and the next promises more of the same. Still, I do not wish to abandon my quixotic quest for cultural literacy entirely.

Today I offer something literary and fun. No need for math here!


Below you will find 17 well-known authors, all with prodigious bibliographies. You will also find the titles of 17 works, less well-known to some, yet each corresponding to an author. Simply match one from column A with one from column B. (Give yourselves bonus points if you can match the author to their picture above.)


  1. Alice Walker
  2. Anne Rice
  3. C. S. Lewis
  4. Charles Dickens
  5. F. Scott Fitzgerald
  6. Henry James
  7. Herman Melville
  8. Jane Austen
  9. Joseph Conrad
  10. Leo Tolstoy
  11. Mark Twain
  12. Nathaniel Hawthorne
  13. Oscar Wilde
  14. Rudyard Kipling
  15. Virginia Woolf
  16. Willa Cather
  17. William FaulknerP1010342


a)  A Fable
b)  Babylon Revisited
c)  Captains Courageous
d)  Cry to Heaven
e)  Dombey and Son
f)   Jacob’s Room
g)  Mardi: And a Voyage Thither
h)  The Mysterious Stranger
i)   Northanger Abbey
j)   Nostromo
k)  Out of the Silent Planet
l)   Resurrection
m) The Celestial Railroad
n)  The Reluctant Giant
o)  The Song of the Lark
p)  The Temple of My Familiar
q)  Washington Square

Waiting by Washington Square

Answers will be posted on Wednesday.

Have fun.