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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.
Naked Lunch
The Naked and the Dead
An American Dream
The White negro

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
American Psycho
The Rules of Attraction
The Long Day

Question 3:

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

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.
Annie on My Mind
The Bell Jar
Dying Inside
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 Glass Castle
The Age of Innoncence
The Great Gatsby
The Catcher in the Rye

Question 6:

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

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
The Alienist
Motherless Brooklyn
Breakfast at Tiffany's

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.
Paul Auster
Philip Roth
Erica Jong
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.
The History of Love
The Age of Innocence
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


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