The name of Miss Havisham’s house in Dickens’s Great Expectations is Satis House.
- Did the Brontë sisters publish their novels under their own names? No, they used male pseudonyms: Charlotte was Currer Bell; Emily was Ellis Bell; and Anne was Acton Bell.
- What is the name of Rochester’s house in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre (1847)? The name of Rochester's house in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre is Thornfield Hall.
- When were Tinkertoys invented? In 1913, Illinois stonemason Charles Pajean brought the toy he created for his children to the American Toy Fair in New York City. Within one year, 1 million Tinkertoy sets had been sold.
- What is the source of the title of Richard Wright’s Native Son (1940)? Richard Wright took the title Native Son from Nelson Algren, after the title was rejected for Algren's novel Somebody in Boots (1935).
- What paper did Miss Lonelyhearts write for? The male advice columnist Miss Lonelyhearts wrote for the New York Post-Dispatch in Nathanael West's Miss Lonelyhearts (1946).
- Where is Hotel Pennsylvania in Glenn Miller’s song “Pennsylvania 6-5000”? The Hotel Pennsylvania was located at Seventh Avenue and Thirty-third Street in Manhattan. It was built in 1918. The phone number Pennsylvania 6-5000 was that of the hotel's Club Rouge, where Miller and…