Colette, the French author of the novel Cheri (1920) was named Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette.
- Who wrote “Candy is dandy But liquor is quicker”? Ogden Nash wrote the ditty in 1931. In 1968, he updated it: Candy is dandy But liquor is quicker. Pot is not.
- 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.
- How many Brothers Karamazov are there? In Dostoyevsky's 1880 novel, Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov has four sons: Dmitri, Ivan, Alyosha, and Smerdyakov, a bastard. Dmitri is the son accused of killing his father.
- In what work did Emerson introduce the concept of the Over-Soul? Emerson's idea of "the soul of the whole" appeared first in the essay, "The Over-Soul," included in his First Series (1841).
- 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).
- What was the name of Don Quixote’s horse? The name of Don Quixote's horse was Rocinante. The scrawny old horse and its rider appeared in Cervantes's Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605, 1615).