Tuesday, October 18, 2011

  1. Which great author received the meager sum of 10 pounds for his greatest work of literature?
  2. As far as number of lines is concerned, which is the most demanding of Shakespeare’s roles?
  3. Which writer’s common-law wife was the madam of a Jacksonville brothe called the Hotel de Dream?
  4. Which winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature was born in a ladies’ room during a dance?

Last Week's Answers

In 2004, which world-renowned author’s daughter discovered a 5,000-word story entitled "The Incident of the Dog's Ball" in the attic of her home?

Agatha Christie’s daughter found this 5,000 word story in 2004, and had it published in Britain in September 2009 by The Strand Magazine.

Which famous American playwright choked to death on an eye drop bottle cap?

Tennesee Williams’ cause of death was choking on an eye drop bottle cap in his room at the Hotel Elysee in New York. While holding the cap in his mouth, Williams leaned back to place eye drops in each eye and accidentally swallowed the cap. The police report suggests his use of drugs and alcohol contributed to his death by diminishing his gag reflex.

Which famous author was both born and died on a Halley’s Comet year?

Mark Twain 1835 - 1910

What did writer Edgar Allan Poe and singer Jerry Lee Lewis have in common pertaining to their choice of wives?

Both married a 13-year-old cousin.

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