Saturday, July 28, 2012

Classic Literature In Other Words

Sorry this game is up late today. It took longer to put together than I thought it might. 


This is a new game I'm trying for the first time so I'd love your feedback! The general idea is that I've provided written clues, similar to crossword clues, that are the titles of classic books rewritten. 

Example: If the clue was "inky handsomeness" then "inky" would be Black and handsomeness would be Beauty giving you the book title Black Beauty. Make sense? 

Hint: Some words in the titles have been broken down into components to make the word easier to decipher, when this happens I have put a plus sign (+) to signify that the clues form one word.

To Play: Read the clues below to figure out what works of classic literature I'm thinking of. Comment with your answers and I'll respond with your score. Guess as many times as you wish. I'll post the answers next Saturday. 

Classic Literature Clues:

#1. The blood colored wayside flower.

#2. Gigantic anticipations. 

#3. Small, grown females.

#4. A "beloved" Biblical King, orange metal+meadow.

#5. Jewels and gold, land surrounded by water.

#6. Husband's spouses and father's female offspring.

#7. Guys+meadow, outdoor place to walk dogs or play with children.

#8. A story of duo metropolises. 

#9. Woman, black eyed flower.

#10. Excessive happenings concerning zilch.

#11. The yuletide song.

#12. The tiny daughter of a king.

#13. Shared buddies that belong to us.

#14. The wretched.  (Hint: in Parisian)

#15. Dreary domicile. 


Enjoy!


Very Truly Your's,



43 comments:

Kiri Liz said...

I love playing all your games! Ooh, some of these required a bit of extra thought... :)

1. The Scarlet Pimpernel

2. Great Expectations

3. Little Women

4. David Copperfield

5. Treasure Island

6. Wives and Daughters

7. Mansfield Park

8. A Tale of Two Cities

9. Lady Susan

11. A Christmas Carol

12. A Little Princess

13. Our Mutual Friend

14. Les Miserables

15. Bleak House

beastsbelle said...

1. The Scarlet Pimpernel

2. Great Expectations

3. Little Women

4. David Copperfield

5. Treasure Island

6. Wives and Daughters

7. Mansfield Park

8. A Tale of Two Cities

9. Lady Susan

10. Much Ado About Nothing

11. A Christmas Carol

12. A Little Princess

13. Our Mutual Friend

14. Les Miserables

15. Bleak House

Thanks for such a fun game! :D

Miss Melody Muffin said...

Ok, I'll give this a try!

1. The Scarlet Pimpernel
2. Great Expectations
3. Little Women
4. David Copperfield
5. Treasure Island
6. Wives and Daughters
7. Mansfield Park
8. A Tale Of Two Cities
9. Lady Susan
10. Much Ado About Nothing
11. A Christmas Carol
12. The Little Princess
13. Our Mutual Friend
14. Les Miserables
15. Bleak House

Rhoswen Faerie Wrose said...

This sounds quite fun! :-D

1. The Scarlet Pimpernel
2. Great Expectations
3. Little Women
4. David Copperfield
5. Treasure Island
6. Wives and Daughters
7. Mansfield Park
8. A Tale of Two Cities
9. Lady Susan
10. Much Ado About Nothing
11. A Christmas Carol
12. A Little Princess
13. Our Mutual Friend
14. Les Miserables
15. Bleak House

:-)

Jemimah said...

Oooh, this looks like A LOT of fun! Here are my answers:

#1: The Scarlett Pimpernel
#2: Great Expectations
#3: Little Women
#4: King Solomon's Mines?
#6: Mansfield Park

I think that's all I can think of at the moment. This was SUCH fun to do, I hope you do more of them! :-)

Scullery Maid said...

#1 The Scarlet Pimpernel
#2 Great Expectations
#3 Little Woman
#4 David Copperfield
#5 Treasure Island
#6 Wives and Daughters
#7 Mansfield Park
#8 A Tale of Two Cities
#9 Lady Susan
#10 Much Ado About Nothing
#11 A Christmas Carol
#12 A Little Princess
#13 Our Mutual Friend
#14 Les Miserables
#15 Bleak House

Scullery Maid said...

That was really fun! You should do more like it!

Jemimah C. said...

#1. The Scarlet Pimpernel

#2. Great Expectations

#3. Little Women

#4. David Copperfield

#5. Treasure Island

#6. Wives and Daughters

#7. Mansfield Park

#8. A Tale of Two Cities

#9. Lady Susan

#10. Much Ado About Nothing

#11. A Christmas Carol

#12. A Little Princess

#13. Out Mutual Friend

#14. Les Miserables

#15. Bleak House

Kiri Liz said...

Oh! I think I just got number 10! Much Ado About Nothing. :)

Mom Wald said...

How fun! Your new game reminds me of the riddle in "Emma". How Appropriate!

1. The Scarlet Pimpernel
2. Great Expectations
3. Little Women
4. David Copperfield
5. Treasure Island
6. Wives and Daughters
7. Mansfield Park
8. A Tale of Two Cities
9. Lady Susan
10. Much Ado About Nothing
11. A Christmas Carol
12. The Little Princess
13. Our Mutual Friend
14. Le Miserables
15. Bleak House

Thank you for a fun way to wake up with my coffee this morning. I suppose it would have been more fitting to save it for my tea break, but I didn't want to wait. Thanks again!

Miss Dashwood said...

1- The Scarlet Pimpernel
2- Great Expectations
3- Little Women
4- David (hahaha, see what you did there) Copperfield
5- Treasure Island
6- Wives and Daughters
7- Mansfield Park
8- Tale of Two Cities
9- Lady Susan
10- Much Ado About Nothing (hahahaha, I laughed at that one)
11- A Christmas Carol
12- A Little Princess
13- Our Mutual Friend
14- LES MISERABLES!!!!!!!
15- Bleak House.

That was fun! Are we supposed to list the authors too? I didn't, but I can comment again with that if it's part of the rules.

Ella said...

Oh fun!
My guesses-
#3-Little Women
#6-Wives and Daughters
#7-Mansfield Park
#8-The Tale of two cities.
#11-the Christmas Carol
Thanks Miss Laurie!

Anonymous said...

1. The Scarlet Pimpernel
2. Great Expectations
3. Little Women
4. David Copperfield
5. Treasure Island
6. Wives and Daughters
7. Mansfield Park
8. A Tale of Two Cities
9. ????
10. Much Ado about Nothing
11. A Christmas Carol
12. The Little Princess
13. Our Mutual Companions
14. Les Miserables
15. ???

Melody said...

Looks very fun! Here goes.

1. The Scarlet Pimpernel
2. Great Expectations
3. Little Women
4. David Copperfield. (That one's tricky!)
(Would I know 5?)
6. Wives and Daughters
7. Mansfield Park
9. Lady something... Oh! Lady Susan!
10. Much Ado About Nothing
11. A Christmas Carol
12. A Little Princess
13. Hmmmmmm... maybe Our Mutual Friend?
14. Les Miserables
15. Bleak House

Very clever idea, Ladybird!

Emily said...

Really clever!

#1 The Scarlet Pimpernel, I didn't really know this on my own, I didn't realize a pimpernel is a flower
#2 Great Expectations
#3 Little Women
#4 David Copperfield
#5 Treasure Island
#6 Wives and Daughters
#7 Mansfield Park
#8 A Tale of Two Cities
#9 Lady Susan
#10 Much Ado About Nothing
#11 A Christmas Carol
#12 The Little Princess
#13 Our Mutual Friend
#14 Les Miserables
#15 Bleak House

Emily said...

This is really clever!

#1 Scarlet Pimpernel (I didn't really know this on my own, because I didn't realize a pimpernel is a flower)
#2 Great Expectations
#3 Little Women
#4 David Copperfield
#5 Treasure Island
#6 Wives and Daughters
#7 Mansfield Park
#8 A Tale of Two Cities
#9 Lady Susan
#10 Much Ado About Nothing
#11 A Christmas Carol
#12 The Little Princess
#13 Our Mutual Friend
#14 Les Miserables
#15 Bleak House

Kiera said...

Oh, such fun! Here are the ones I know off the top of my head.

1, The scarlet pimpernel.
2, Great expectations.
3, Little Women.
4, David Copperfield.
5, Treasure Island.
6, Wives and Daughters.
7, Mansfield Park.
8, A tale of two cities.
9, ...
10, Much ado about nothing.
11, ...
12, A little princess.
13, Our mutual friend.
14, Les Miserables.
15, ...

I feel like I should know the other ones, but these are all I know without looking anything up or asking anybody.(Or looking at my bookshelf)

Kiera

Kiera said...

I thought of 9! 'Tis Lady Susan.

Kiera

Kiera said...

Oh, and I don't know this for sure, but is 15 Bleak House?

Kiera

Kiera said...

And 11 is A Christmas Carol.

Kiera.

P.s, No, I didn't get any hints from anywhere for any of these, but I have read or am reading all of them :)

Rachel Olivia said...

1. The Scarlet Pimpernel
2. Great Expectations
3. Little Women
4. David Copperfield
5. Treasure Island (this had me stumped until I looked closer at the second part of the clue)
6. Wives and Daughters
7. Mansfield Park (perhaps your most clever)
8. The Tale of Two Cities
9. Lady Susan
10. Much Ado About Nothing (your funniest spin)
11. The Christmas Carol
12. The Little Princess
13. Our Mutual Friend (?)
14. Les Miserables
15. Bleak House

Laura said...

Hello Miss Laurie!

Thanks for another fun game! I think I was able to get most of them, so here are my answers -

1. The Scarlet Pimpernel
2. Great Expectations
3. Little Women
4. David Copperfield
5. Treasure Island
6. Wives and Daughters
7. Mansfield Park
8. A Tale of Two Cities
9. ?
10. Much Ado About Nothing
11. A Christmas Carol
12. The Little Princess
13. Our Mutual Friend
14. Les Miserables?
15. Bleak House?

Thanks so much!
-Laura

Jillian B said...

1- The Scarlet Pimpernel
2- Great Expectations
3- Little Women
4- David Copperfield
5- Treasure Island
6- Wives & Daughters
7- Mansfield Park
8- A Tale of Two Cities
9- Lady Susan
10- Much Ado about Nothing
11- Christmas Carol
12- ?
13- ?
14- Les Miserables
15- Bleak House

Mrs. Sensibility said...

I really enjoyed this game. Number 13 had me stumped for a few minutes. Here are my answers in order:
Scarlet Pimpernel
Great Expectations
Little Women
David Copperfield
Treasure Island
Wives and Daughters
Mansfield Park
A Tale of Two Cities
Lady Susan
Much Ado About Nothing
A Christmas Carol
The Little Princess
Our Mutual Friend
Les Miserables
Bleak House
Thanks!

Anne-girl said...

1: The Scarlet pimpernel
2; Great Expectations
3: Little Women
4: David Copperfield
5: Treasure Island
6: Wives and Daughters
7; Mansfield park
8: A tale of Two Cities
9: Lady Susan
10: Much ado about nothing
11: A Christmas Carol
12: A little Princess
13: our mutual friend
14: Les Misrables
15; Bleak House

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

Ooh! I need to try this:
1. The Scarlet Pimpernel
2. Great Expectations
3. Little Women
4. David Copperfield (this one took me a while)
5. Treasure Island
6. Wives and Daughters
7. Mansfield Park
8. A Tale of Two Cities
9.
10. Much Ado About Nothing
11. A Christmas Carol
12. The Little Princess
13. Our Mutual Friend
14. Les Miserables
15. Bleak House?

#9 I just can't get. I'll comment back if I figure it out.

This was so much fun!

Maria Elisabeth said...

1. The Scarlet Pimpernel
2. Great Expectations
3. Little Women
4. David Copperfield
5. Treasure Island
6. Wives and Daughters
8. A Tale of Two Cities
9. Lady Susan?
10. Much Ado About Nothing
11. A Christmas Carol
12. A Little Princess
13. Our Mutual Friend
14. Les Miserables

Thank you for making this! My Mamma and I had a lot of fun figuring this out.
15. Bleak House

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Oh my goodness! So many comments and players! How delightful! :)
Sorry about the delay on the scoring.

Kiri Liz, beastsbelle, Miss Melody Muffin, Rhoswen Faerie Wrose, you all got all of them correct. Good job! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Jemimah,
You got #1, #2, #3 and #6 correct. But #4 is not King Solomon's Mines.

Scullery Maid,
I'm glad you enjoyed it so much! I have some other ideas for clues so I'll definitely do another game like this!
All of your answers were correct! :)

Jemimah C,
All your answers were correct! Thanks for playing! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Mom Wald,
I'm very glad you enjoyed the game, how delightful to solve puzzles over breakfast! :)
All of your guesses were correct!

Miss Dashwood,
No, you don't have to list authors. I'm very glad you enjoyed it! #10 was my favorite too and still makes me giggle. I knew you'd get #14 right away! :)
All of your guesses were correct!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Ella,
All five of your guesses were correct! Good job! :)

Anonymous,
Not sure who you are but all of your answers were correct. Feel free to guess #9 and #15 if you figure them out. Thanks for playing!

Melody,
Thanks, I really enjoyed making up the clues! All of your guesses were correct! Yes, you would probably know #5 (not sure if you've read it but it's a classic "children's" book). And "botheration!" "dearest dear", you should know #8! heehee :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Emily,
I'm very glad you enjoyed this game! All of your guesses were correct.

Kiera,
Very good job on all of your guesses, they were all correct! Thanks for playing! :)

Rachel Olivia,
So glad you enjoyed this! #10 was so much fun to make up, and #7 took some tries to get right. All your answers were correct, thanks for playing!

Laura,
You're welcome, I enjoyed putting the clues together. All of your answers were correct. Feel free to guess at #9 if you have a guess.

Jillian B,
All thirteen of your guesses were correct! If you have any guesses for #12 or #13 feel free to comment again.

Mrs. Sensibility,
All your guesses were correct. Thanks for playing!

Anne-girl,
Good job on all of your guesses! :)

Maria Elisabeth said...

I was looking and looking at Number 7 and I didn't get it at all, but now I think I have: Mansfield Park.

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Miss Elizabeth Bennet,
I'm very glad you enjoyed this game! All of your answers were correct. If you have a guess for #9 feel free to comment again. You would recognize the title right away but not sure if you've read it or not, it's a lesser known work by this author.

Maria Elisabeth,
Good work on your guesses, all of them were correct, even the newest one for #7. So glad you enjoyed it with your Mamma! :)

Melody said...

Ugh, 5 still has me stumped. I'll keep thinking... but I'll probably feel stupid when I see the answer. ;)
Did I miss 8?? Well, it would be A Tale of Two Cities! :) Did I skip anything else accidentally?

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

The best guess I could come up with for #9 is Lady Susan. I had to look up to see if there was actually a flower called a susan flower (never heard of it, but there is).

Joanna said...

1. The Scarlet Pimpernel - probably my favorite book of all time. :-)
2. Great Expectations
3. Little Women
4. David Copperfield
5. Treasure Island
6. Wive and Daughters
7. Mansfield Park
8. A tale of Cities
9. Lady Susan
10. Much Ado about Nothing
11. A Christmas Carol
12. The Little Princess
13. Our Mutual Friend
14. Les Miserables
15. Bleak House

birdienl said...

1. The Scarlet pimpernel
2. Great Expectations
3. Little women
4. David Copperfield
5. Treasure island
6. Wives and daughters
7. Mansfield Park
8. A tale of two cities
9. Lady Susan
10. Much ado about nothing
11. A Christmas carol
12. A little princess
13. Our Mutual Friend
14. Les Miserables
15. Bleak House

Great game! I also did something similar a while ago describing couples from literature in other terms, maybe an idea?

Melody said...

TREASURE ISLAND!!!!!
Once it clicked in my head, that was so easy. :P I knew it would be something I would feel stupid if I didn't get...

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Melody,
Yes! Your guesses on #8 and #5 are absolutely correct! You've got all of them now!

Miss Elizabeth Bennet,
Yes, good job on #9. I didn't even think that those wildflowers don't grow in other parts of the USA. I've always grown up with them. Sorry! :)

Joanna,
You guessed all 15 correctly! Good job! Thanks for playing! )

birdienl,
You guessed all 15 correctly. Good work!
Oooh! Period drama couples, that would be lots of fun, good idea! :)

B.J. Linton said...

Okay, I'll try.
Red rose, great expectations, little women, David copper field, treasure island, wives and daughters, Mansfield park, a tale of two cities, lady Susan, Much adO about nothing, A Christmas carol, the
Ittle princess, Little men, I give up, and something about dreary home. Thanks. I like your blog.

Ella said...

Oh I have one more guess!
#9-Lady Susan

birdienl said...

Here is the link to when I did the quiz. They're not all period drama couples, but maybe some might give you ideas: http://birdienl.livejournal.com/39642.html

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