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Novels Set In New York City

written by: Eve
New York City has been a captivating setting of numerous literary works. See how many of them you know.

Question 1:

In this novel by Norman Mailer, a decorated war-hero and former congressman murders his wife and descends into the underworld of Manhattan jazz clubs and Mafia intrigue.
The White negro
The Naked and the Dead
An American Dream
Naked Lunch

Question 2:

This novel, set in Manhattan during the Wall Street boom of the late 1980s, is centered around the daily life of young investment banker Patrick Bateman.
City of Dreams
The Rules of Attraction
The Long Day
American Psycho

Question 3:

Some famous assassinations and assassination attempts have been associated with this novel, most of which is set in New York City.
The Catcher in the Rye
A Clockwork Orange
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Slaughterhouse Five

Question 4:

This is Sylvia Plath's only novel, which was originally published under the pseudonym "Victoria Lucas". The protagonist's descent into mental illness parallels Plath's own experiences.
Dying Inside
Annie on My Mind
The Bell Jar
The Dead and the Gone

Question 5:

The ttitle character of this novel, set in the roaring 1920s, is a mysterious host of regular, extravagant parties. He has become an archetype of self-made Americans seeking to join high society.
The Catcher in the Rye
The Great Gatsby
The Age of Innoncence
The Glass Castle

Question 6:

Name the author of the novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, which are both set in New York City.
Ayn Rand
Harper Lee
Edith Wharton
Sylvia Plath

Question 7:

This literary work depicts Holly Golightly, a tenant in a brownstone apartment in Manhattan, who has become an American cultural icon.
Closing Time
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Motherless Brooklyn
The Alienist

Question 8:

What 1994 novel by Joseph Heller is a sequel to the popular Catch-22?
Something Happened
Closing Time
The Winter of Our Discontent
Fahrenheit 451

Question 9:

The New York Trilogy, which consists of the novels City of Glass, Ghosts, and The Locked Room, is this author's signature work.
Philip Roth
Erica Jong
Paul Auster
Adam Langer

Question 10:

This novel by Edith Wharton focuses on an upper-class couple whose impending marriage is threatened by the appearance of a woman plagued by scandal.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The History of Love
The Age of Innocence


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