September 19, 2014

It's Time to Put Your Thinking Cap On (Literary Trivia)

Jeanne at Necromancy Never Pays periodically shares trivia questions from a book called Who Killed Iago?: A Book of Fiendishly Challenging Literary Quizzes. I have the same book, so today I'm passing on the fiendish difficulty to you!

No googling allowed. Just answer as many questions as you can in the comments. Then in a couple of days I'll post the answers in the comments, after people have had a chance to guess. (All of the answers consist of two words, which in each case begin with consecutive letters of the alphabet.)

One After the Other: An Alphabetical Round 
(from Who Killed Iago?)
  1. What's the third in Louisa M. Alcott's series of novels about the March sisters?
  2. What's the actual name of the most famous literary creation of Leslie Charteris?
  3. Which literary novelist gave the eulogy at the memorial service for Benny Hill?
  4. Which thousand-page novel of 1996 is set in a North America where Canada, the United States, and Mexico are unified?
  5. Whose last two novels were The Years and Between the Acts?
  6. Whose first book was A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius?
  7. Frederica, Venetia, and The Black Sheep are among whose Regency romances-- a genre she's generally credited with inventing?
  8. Whose plays include The Wild Duck and Hedda Gabler?
Off the top of my head, I know 1, 6, 7, and 8. And I'm going to be really sad if a lot of you don't guess 7!

Bonne chance!