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Question: Frankenstein is subtitled The Modern Prometheus.
Answer: In mythology, Prometheus was a Greek who stole fire from the gods. Mary Shelley’s Dr. Victor Frankenstein did much the same by learning the secrets of life.
Question: The first novel known to have sold 1,000,000 copies was by an American woman.
Answer: The first novel known to have sold 1,000,000 copies was Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by the American writer Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Question: Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea is based on the novel Jane Eyre.
Answer: Jean Rhys, a novelist from the West Indies, wrote Wide Sargasso Sea as a prequel to Jane Eyre. It follows the story of Mr. Rochester’s first wife, a Jamaican heiress.
Question: The original title of The Wizard of Oz was Ozymandias.
Answer: "Ozymandias" is a famed poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, the English Romantic. It was published in 1818.
Question: Johannes Gutenberg’s most famous piece of printing was a cookbook.
Answer: The Gutenberg Bible is Johannes Gutenberg’s most famous piece of work. Scholars call it the 42-line Bible because each page has 42 lines of printing.
Question: The Swiss Family Robinson is based on a true story.
Answer: Johann David Wyss’s classic book The Swiss Family Robinson was a fictional story Wyss wrote to teach his sons about family values.
Question: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the author of The Little Prince, wrote his book in French.
Answer: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was from Lyon, France. He wrote his famous novel, however, while living in New York.
Question: Jack London’s The Sea-Wolf is about a wolf that has learned to sail.
Answer: Jack London’s The Sea-Wolf is about a much-feared sea captain whose name is Wolf Larsen and who rescues a shipwrecked party far out in the ocean.
Question: The Little Prince is commonly banned for violence.
Answer: The Little Prince (1943), which in a way is really a children’s book for adults, was written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. A gentle and thoughtful book, it tells the story of a boy who lives alone on a tiny planet.
Question: Dracula is based on stories from the South Pacific.
Answer: Bram Stoker based his 1897 horror novel Dracula on folktales from the Balkan Mountains region. At the time it was a very remote region of Eastern Europe.
Illustration of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," by Harriet Beecher Stowe, showing Uncle Tom, Aunt Chloe, their children, and George Shelby in the cabin.

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