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How well do you know these authors?

Sure, you aced your college lit survey. And maybe you even pick up the occasional "great book" on your own time. But how far do you ever stray off the beaten path? Here's a quiz that mixes some lesser known works with the titles more commonly found on required reading lists. How deep does your literary knowledge run?

- Elizabeth DrakeMonitor contributor

1. Which Charles Dickens novel has a character that inspired Edgar Allan Poe to write "The Raven"?

Grip, a loquacious raven, is a character in "Barnaby Rudge."

Grip, a loquacious raven, is a character in "Barnaby Rudge."

Grip, a loquacious raven, is a character in "Barnaby Rudge."

Grip, a loquacious raven, is a character in "Barnaby Rudge."

In his long and prolific career, Charles Dickens only wrote two historical novels. Which one of these has a character that inspired Edgar Allan Poe to write "The Raven"?

Barnaby Rudge

 

The Old Curiosity Shop

 

Oliver Twist

 

A Tale of Two Cities

 
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