27 April 2017 Susannah

Year of Literary Heroes – answers

Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde in 1865

Answers to the Literary Heroes Quiz:

1. Which hero was christened Lemuel? – Gulliver of Gulliver’s Travels
2. Which hero kisses the heroine in a field outside Florence? – George Emerson in A Room with a View
3. Which hero dies on the road “with a bunch of lace at his throat”? – The Highwayman in the Alfred Noyes poem of that name
4. Which hero eats a gorgonzola sandwich and drinks a glass of burgundy for lunch? – Leopold Bloom in Ulysses
5. Which hero falls in love with Becky Thatcher? – Tom Sawyer
6. Which hero fears he might have gone to bed with his own mother? – Tom Jones in Henry Fielding’s novel
7. Which eponymous hero is eaten alive? – Patrick White’s Voss
8. Gussie Fink-Nottle is a good friend to which unheroic hero? – Bertie Wooster
9. Which hero was delivered into the world by Dr Slop? – Tristram Shandy
10. Which hero longs to attend Christminster University? – Jude in Jude the Obscure


Featured image credit- Ludwig and Malwine Schnorr von Carolsfeld in the title roles of the original production of Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde in 1865. By Joseph Albert. Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3718453

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