Saturday, June 22, 2013

Guess The Charles Dickens Novel Game!


This game is like the Guess The Jane Austen Novel Game that I posted a few weeks ago. Below are groups of four names (first names and surnames)  each from a major work by Charles Dickens. The names I chose should make it a bit trickier to guess which novel each group refers to but not too hard.

To Play: Guess which Charles Dickens story the groups of four names below refer to. Leave your guesses in a comment. I'll respond with your score. Guess as many times as you wish. Answers will be posted next Saturday.

Helpful Hint: At the very bottom of this post is a list on the sixteen major works by Charles Dickens that will be the answers to the clues. You are welcome to use that list if you wish but you can try playing without looking at the list for ideas.

Scoring: 10 points for each correctly guessed novel or unfinished story. High score of 160 points can be earned!


Guess The Charles Dickens Novel!

#1. Doyce, Meagles, Flintwich, Gowan
#2. Nancy, Rose, Bill, Brownlow
#3. Nicodemus, Mortimer, Sloppy, Rokesmith
#4. Flight, Boythorn, Ada, Woodcourt
#5. Belle, Marley, Dilber, Fred
#6. Jerry, Pross, Lucie, Cruncher
#7. Landless, Jasper, Crisparkle, Rosa
#8. Pumblechook, Herbert, Biddy, Wemmick
#9. Winkle, Snodgrass, Sam, Jingle
#10. Squeers, Ralph, Cheeryble, Kate
#11. Trotwood, Murdstone, Dora, Wilkins
#12. Florence, Cuttle, Lucretia, Carker
#13. Josiah, Sissy, Gradgrind, Blackpool
#14. Kit, Quilp, Jarley, Trent
#15. Solomon, Varden, Dolly, Haredale
#16. Graham, Pecksniff, Pinch, Charity


Enjoy! ;)












Dickens Major Works: A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, Barnaby Rudge, Bleak House, David Copperfield, Dombey and Son, Great Expectations, Hard Times, Little Dorrit, Martin Chuzzlewit, Nicholas Nickleby, Oliver Twist, Our Mutual Friend, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Old Curiosity Shop, The Pickwick Papers 

16 comments:

Miss Dashwood said...

OOOH what fun!
I've missed several games lately so I definitely want to try my hand at this.

1- LIttle Dorrit
2- Oliver Twist
3- Our Mutual Friend
4- Bleak House
5- A Christmas Carol
6- A Tale of Two Cities
7- Mystery of Edwin Drood (haven't read this yet)
8- Great Expectations
9- Pickwick Papers (I tried to read this because the March girls liked it so much but I got so bored I had to put it down... :P)
10- Nicholas Nickleby
11- David Copperfield
12- Dombey and Son
13- Hard Times (my dad and I are currently reading this together!)
14- Old Curiosity Shop
15- ?
16- Martin Chuzzlewit

By the simple process of elimination (hehe, so Holmesian), I'm going to guess that #15 is Barnaby Rudge (judging from the list below)...

Elisabeth Grace Foley said...

1. Little Dorrit
2. Oliver Twist
3. Our Mutual Friend
4. Bleak House
5. A Christmas Carol
6. A Tale of Two Cities
7. ?
8. Great Expectations
9. The Pickwick Papers
10. Nicholas Nickleby
11. David Copperfield
12. Dombey and Son?
13. Hard Times
14. ?
15. ?
16. Martin Chuzzlewit

Kiri Liz said...

1. Little Dorrit

2. Oliver Twist

3. Our Mutual Friend

4. Bleak House

5. A Christmas Carol

6. A Tale of Two Cities

7. The Mystery of Edwin Drood

8. Great Expectations

10. Nicholas Nickleby

11. David Copperfield

13. Hard Times

14. The Old Curiosity Shop

16. The Pickwick Papers

Melody said...

1. Little Dorrit
2. Oliver Twist
3. Our Mutual Friend
4. Bleak House
5. A Christmas Carol (although I don't remember Dilber, oddly enough...)
6. A Tale of Two Cities
7. The Mystery of Edwin Drood
8. Great Expectations... ?
9. Hahaha, Snodgrass. Um... not sure. I shall guess The Pickwick Papers.
10. Nicholas Nickleby
11. David Copperfield
12. o.O Random guess--Barnaby Rudge
13. Um... Hard Times, another random guess. ;)
14. The Old Curiosity Shop
15. Hmm... dunno. But since I've used everything else (besides the last one)--Dombey and Son.
16. Martin Chuzzlewit

This was fun! And hooray for Dickensian names! ;)

CreativityStartsHere said...

1. Little Dorrit
2. Oliver Twist
3. Our Mutual Friend
4. Bleak House
11. David Copperfield
12. Great Expectations

Emma Jane said...


Oh, what fun! I do so love Dickens and his names. : )

#1 Little Dorrit
#2 ?
#3 Our Mutual Friend (I just love the name Sloppy!!) :P
#4 Bleak House
#5 Umm...A Christmas Carol, maybe?
#6 A Tale of Two Cities
#7 The Mystery of Edwin Drood
#8 Great Expectations
#9 ?
#10 Nicholas Nickleby
#11 David Copperfield
#13 ?
#14 ?
#15 ?
#16 Martin Chuzzlewit

~Emma Jane

Sadie Ann said...

Charles Dickens is one of my very favourite authors! I don't know all of these, but I'll do my best!#1- Little Dorrit, I believe.
#3- Our Mutual Friend! I recently watched the 1998 adaptation, and I really liked it!
#4- Bleak House! One of my favourites!
#5- A Christmas Carol.
#6- A Tale of Two Cities. I started reading it a few months ago, but got distracted by other books:) I'd like to finish it some time.
#7- The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
#8- Great Expectations!! I just finished reading this, and I loved it! Beleive it or not, I actually do like the 1999 adaptation:)
#10- Nicholas Nickleby. I haven't read this book, but the 2002 adaptation was probably the first Dickens movie I ever saw, and I'll always love it!
#16- Martin Chuzzlewit!
I've heard of most of the other ones, but I've never read the books or seen any movies, so I don't know the names.
Thank you for posting this!

Anonymous said...

1. Little Dorrit
2. Oliver Twist
3. Our Mutual Friend
4. Bleak House
5. A Christmas Carol
6.
7. The Mystery of Edwin Drood
8. Great Expectations
9. The Pickwick Papers
10. Nicholas Nickleby
11. David Copperfield
12.
13.
14. The Old Curiosity Shop
15.
16.Martin Chuzzlewit

Anonymous said...

1. Little Dorrit 2. Oliver Twist 3. Our Mutual Friend 4.Bleak House 5. A Christmas Carol 6. A Tale of Two Cities 7. The Mystery of Edwin Drood 8. Great Expectations 9. Pickwick Papers 10. Nicholas Nickleby 11. David Copperfield 12. Dombey and Son 13. Hard Times 14. The Old Curiosity Shop 15. Barnaby Rudge 16. Martin Chuzzlewit

~Karen from Canada
Thanks Laurie, that was fun!

Essy Romaine said...

Here I go!

#1-Little Dorrit
#2-Oliver Twist
#3-Our Mutual Friend
#4-Bleak House
#5-A Christmas Carol
#6-A Tale of Two Cities
#7-The Mystery of Edwin Drood
#8-Great Expectations
#9-The Pickwick Papers
#10-Nicholas Nickleby
#11-David Copperfield
#12-Barnaby Rudge
#13-Hard Times
#14-The Old Curiosity Shop
#15-Dombey and Son
#16-Martin Chuzzlewit

There were quite a few I had to guess. Unfortunately my knowledge of Dickens is not what it ought to be.

Mizzie-Me said...

I LOVE Dickens even though I've only read two of his books so far <3

1. Little Dorrit
2. Oliver Twist
3. Our Mutual Friend
4. Bleak House
5. A Christmas Carol
6. A Tale of Two Cities
7. The Mystery of Edwin Drood
8. Great Expectations
9. The Pickwick Papers
10. Nicholas Nickleby
11. David Copperfield
12. Dombey and Son
13. Hard Times
14. The Old Curiosity Shop
15. Barnaby Rudge
16. Martin Chuzzlewit

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Miss Dashwood,
I've missed having you play my games! :)
All of your guesses were correct so you have earned the high score is 160 points!

Elisabeth Grace Foley,
Your guesses on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 16 were correct. Your score is 130 points!

Kiri Liz,
Your guesses on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13 and 14 were correct. Your guess on 16 was incorrect. Your score is 120 points!

Melody,
All of your guesses were correct except for 12 and 15. Your score is 140 points! :)

CreativityStartsHere,
Your guesses on 1, 2, 3, 4 and 11 were correct. Your guess on 12 was incorrect. Your score is 50 points.

Emma Jane,
Your guesses on 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 and 16 were correct. Your score is 100 points!

Sadie Ann,
Your guesses on 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 16 were correct. Your score is 90 points.

Anonymous,
Your guesses on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14 and 16 were correct. Your score is 120 points!

Karen from Canada,
All of your answers were correct so you've earned the high score of 160 points!

Essy Romaine,
All of your guesses except for your guesses on 12 and 15 were correct. Your score is 140 points!

Mizzie-Me,
All of your guesses were correct so you have earned the high score of 160 points!

Thanks for playing! :)

Elisabeth Grace Foley said...

Don't know if it's too late, but I do have a guess on #14 after all...The Old Curiosity Shop?

birdienl said...

1. Little Dorrit (Doyce and Clennam!)
2. Oliver Twist
3. Our Mutual Friend
4. Bleak House
5. Christmas Carol
6. A Tale of Two Cities
7. The Mystery of Edwin Drood
8. Great Expectations
9. Pickwick Papers
10. Nicholas Nickleby
11. David Copperfield
12. ?
13. Hard Times
14. The Old Curiosity Shop (am reading this one right now!)
15. ?
16. Martin Chuzzlewit

Fun game! I think this might be actually easier with Dickens names compared to Austen names, as Dickens made up such distinctive names for each of his characters!

Emily said...

1. Little Dorrit
2.
3.
4. Bleak House
5. A Christmas Carol
6. A Tale of Two Cities
7.
8. Great Expectations
9.
10. Nicholas Nickeby
11. David Copperfeid
12.
13.
14.
15. The Mystery of Edwin Drood?
16.
~Emily

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Elisabeth Grace Foley,
Your guess on #14 was correct. Your updated score is 140 points!

birdienl,
Your guesses on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14 and 16 were correct. Your score is 140 points. Good work!

Emily,
Your guesses on 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 and 11 were correct. Your guess on 15 was incorrect. Your score is 70 points.

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