Thursday, February 22, 2007

[lit quiz] part 2 - thursday

All of these describe or are spoken by famous female characters. Who are the females, what was the book and who was the author? [Score half each for the literary work and the author and one point for the character.]

6. 'She had the oddest sense of being invisible; unseen; unknown; there being no more marrying, no more having children now, but only this astonishing and rather solemn progress with the rest of them, up Bond Street.'

7. '. . . handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and a happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence and had lived nearly twenty-one years with very little to distress or vex her.'

8. 'She speaks much of her father; says she hears There's a trick i' th' world, and hems, and beats her heart; Spurns enviously at straws; speaks things in doubt That carry but half sense.'

9. 'Being alone, and conscious two yards of loose earth was the sole barrier between us, I said to myself- "I'll have her in my arms again! If she be cold, I'll think it is this north wind that chills me; and if she be motionless, it is sleep." I got a spade from the toolhouse, and began to delve with all my might.'

10. 'Being of a sentimental nature rather than an artistic temperament, in search of emotions, not scenery.'


6. M D in M D by V W
7. E W in E by J A
8. O in H by W S
9. C L in W H by E B
10. E B in M B by G F

Answers are here. Part 1 is here.

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