Saturday, May 10, 2014

Eponymous Book Game

Jane Austen's Emma is an eponymous book because the title is the first name of the main character!


e·pon·y·mous
adjective

  • (of a person) giving their name to something. "the eponymous hero of the novel"
  • (of a thing) named after a particular person. "Andy Griffith's eponymous hit TV series"
This game is all about books that are named after the main character! I can't claim to have thought up this game idea because I saw it originally on Jeopardy! but it was so cool that I just had to go in search of more eponymous titled books and there are surprisingly a lot of them! In this game I'll give you the last name and you give me the first name of the main character. Most of these are books that I would recommend (or at least recommend their movie adaptation) but some are not great. 

To Play: Look at the last names below and guess the first names of the book title character. Leave your guesses in a comment and I'll respond with your score. Answers will be posted next weekend.

Scoring: Ten points for each correctly guessed first name. 


Eponymous Book Game:

#1. Mr. Chuzzlewit

#2. Mr. Bede

#3. Master Sawyer

#4. Mr. Nickleby

#5. Ms. Eyre

#6. Mr. Crusoe

#7. Mr. Copperfield

#8. Ms. Doone

#9. Master Twist

#10. Mr. Marner

#11. Ms. Barton

#12. Mr. Rudge

#13. Ms. Woodlawn

#14. Master Finn

#15. Mr. Deronda

#16. Mr. Ready

#17. Mr. Drood

#18. Ms. Karenina

#19. Master Little

#20. Ms. Dinsmore

#21. Mr. Frome

#22. Ms. Grey

#23. Mr. Roy

#24. Mr. Holmes

#25. Ms. D'Urbervilles

Happy guessing!


33 comments:

Emma Jane said...

Oh, FUN! This is a really neat idea. :-)

#1 Martin *in Paul Scofield's voice: "I am...Martin...Chuzzlewit."*
#2 Adam
#3 Tom
#4 Nicholas
#5 Jane
#6 Robinson
#7 David
#8 Lorna
#9 Oliver
#10 Silas
#11 Hmm....don't know this one.
#12 Barnaby
#13 Caddie
#14 ?
#15 Daniel
#16 ?
#17 Edwin
#18 Anna
#19 Um...Stuart? Haha. :-P
#20 Elsie
#21 Ethan
#22 ?
#23 ?
#24 Sherlock
#25 Tess

~Emma

Rhoswen Faerie Wrose said...

1. Martin
3. Tom
4. Nicholas
5. Jane
6. Robinson
7. David
8. Lorna
9. Oliver
10. Silas
11. Mary
12. Barnaby
13. Caty
14. Hucklberry
15. Daniel
17. Edwin
18. Anna
20. Elsie
21. Ethan
22. Agnes
23. Rob
24. Sherlock
25. Tess

Kiri Liz said...

1. Martin Chuzzlewit

3. Tom Sawyer

4. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

5. Jane Eyre

6. Robinson Crusoe

7. David Copperfield

8. Lorna Doone

9. Oliver Twist

10. Silas Marner

11. Mary Barton

12. Barnaby Rudge

13. Caddie Woodlawn

15. Daniel Deronda

17. The Mystery of Edwin Drood

18. Anna Karenina

19. Stuart Little

20. Elsie Dinsmore

24. Sherlock Holmes

25. Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Reyna Nicole said...

1. Martin Chuzzlewit
2. Adam Bede
3. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
4. Nicholas Nickleby
5. Jane Eyre
6. Robinson Crusoe
7. David Copperfield
8. Lorna Doone
9. Oliver Twist
10. Silas Marner
11.
12. Barnaby Rudge
13. Caddy Woodlawn
14. The Adventures of Hucklebarry Finn
15. Daniel Deronda
16.
17. The Mystery of Edwin Drood
18. Anna Karenina
19.
20. Elsie Dinsmore
21.
22.
23. Rob Roy
24. Sherlock Holmes
25. Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Thanks for the game!!

Reyna Nicole

Naomi Bennet said...

Yay! How clever!
1. Martin Chuzzlewit
2.
3. Tom Sawyer
4. Nicholas Nickleby
5. Jane Eyre
6. Robinson Crusoe
7. David Copperfield
8. Loorna Doone
9. Oliver Twist
10. Silas Marner
11. Henry Barton (purely a guess! I just think Henry sounds well.)
12. Barnabas Rudge?
13. Harriet Woodlawn?
14. Huckleberry Finn
15. Daniel Deronda
16.
17. Edwin Drood
18. Anna Karenina
19.
20. Elsie Dinsmore
21. IT_t's on the tip of my tongue! Ergh!
22.
23.
24. Sherlock Holmes
25. Tess D'Ubervilles
Thanks!

Ella said...

What a unique game!!!

My guesses:
#1- Martin
#3-Tom
#4- Nicholas
#5- Jane
#6- Robinson
#7- David
#8- Lorna
#9-Oliver
#10- Silas
#13- Caddie
#15- Daniel
#17- Edwin
#18- Anna
#19- Stuart
#20- Elsie
#22- Anne
#24- Sherlock
#25- Tess

Raelyn said...

Okay, I actually think I know some of these...

#3 Tom Sawyer
#4 Nick Nickleby
#5 Jane Eyre
#6 Robinson Crusoe
#7 David Copperfield
#8 Lorna Doone
#9 Oliver Twist
#10 Silas Marner
#11 Clara ?
#13 Emma
#14 Huckleberry Finn
#15 Daniel Deronda
#18 Anna Karenina
#20 Elsie Dinsmore
#22 Agnes Grey
#23 Rob Roy
#24 Sherlock Holmes
#25 Tess D'Ubervilles

-Raelyn

Arwen Undomiel said...

Looks fun!:)

#1: First name: Martin

#3: First name: Tom

#4: First name: Nicholas

#5: First name: Jane

#6: First name: Robinson

#7: First name: David

#8: First name: Lorna

#9: First name: Oliver

#10: First name: Silas

#11: First name: Mary

#13: First name: Caddie

#14: First name: Huckleberry

#15: First name: Daniel

#17: First name: Edwin

#18: First name: Anna

#19: First name: Stuart (?)

#20: First name: Elsie

#24: First name: Sherlock

#25: First name: Tess

Livia Rachelle said...

Vocabulary lesson and game all in one (I think I owe a lot of my vocab to period works).
1. Martin
2. Adam
3. Tom
4. Nicholas
5. Jane
6. Robin
7. David
8. Lorna
9. Oliver
10. Silas
11. Mary
12. Bartleby, random guess; this sounds as if it could go, but it simply be my familiarity with the horrid short story, Bartleby the Scrivener.
13. Caddie
14. Huckleberry
15. Daniel
16.
17. Edwin
18. Anna
19. Stuart
20. Elsie
21. Ethan
22. Agnes
23. Rob
24. Sherlock
25. Tess

Jemimah Davis said...

#1: Martin
#3: Tom
#4: Nicholas
#5: Jane
#6: Robinson
#7: David
#8: Lorna
#9: Oliver
#14: Huckleberry
#15: Daniel
#17: Edwin
#18: Anna
#20: Elsie
#23: Rob
#24: Sherlock
#25: Tess

Emma said...

Hi my name is Emma
1 Martin
2 Adam
3 Tom
4 Nicholas
5 Jane
6 Robinson
7 David
8 Lorna
9 Oliver
10 Silas
11 Mary
12 Barnaby
13 Caddie
14 Huckleberry
15 Daniel
16
17 Edwin
18 Anna
19
20 Elsie
21 Ethan
22 Jane
23 Rob
24 Sherlock
25 Tess

Rose P said...

3. Tom
4. Nicholas
5. Jane
6. Robinson
7. David
8. Lorna
9. Oliver
15. Daniel
18. Anna
19. Stuart?
22. Agnes
24. Sherlock
25. Tess

Lydia said...

2) Adam Bede
3) Tom Sawyer
4) Nicholas Nickleby
5) Jane Eyre
6) Robinson Crusoe
7) David Copperfield
8) Lorna Doone
9) Oliver Twist
10) Silas Marner
14) Hukleberry Finn
15) Daniel Deronda
17) Edwin Drood
18) Anna Karenina
20) Elsie Dinsmore
24) Sherlock Holmes
25) Tess D'Urbervilles

Those are the ones I know. Love this game!

Elisabeth Grace Foley said...

Only one of these stumped me. And no, I didn't go and look them up! :)

1: Martin
2: Adam
3: Tom
4: Nicholas
5: Jane
6: Robinson
7: David
8: Lorna
9: Oliver
10: Silas
11: Mary
12: Barnaby
13: Caddie
14: Huckleberry
15: Daniel
16: ?
17: Edmund
18: Anna
19: Stuart
20: Elsie
21: Ethan
22: Agnes
23: Rob
24: Sherlock
25: Tess

Birdie said...

1. Martin
2. Adam
3. Tom
4. Nicholas
5. Jane
6. Robinson
7. David
8. Lorna
9. Oliver
10. Silas
11. Mary
12. Barnaby (hehe, I never knew this was the name of a person, for some reason I always thought this was a name of a place..)
13.
14. Huckleberry
15. Daniel
16.
17. Edwin
18. Anna
19.
20. Elsie
21. Ethan
22. Agnes
23. Rob
24. Sherlock
25. Tess

Elizabethany said...

Hi! Here are my answers for the Eponymous Book game!
1~ Martin
2~ Adam
3~Tom
4~Nicholas
5~Jane
6~Robinson
7~David
8~Lorna
9~Oliver
10~Silas
11~?
12~Barnaby
13~Caddie
14~Huckleberry
15~Daniel
16~?
17~Edwin
18~Anna
19~Stuart
20~Elsie
21~?
22~Agnes
23~?
24~Sherlock
25~Tess
Thanks!

mariElizabeth said...

1.artin, 2. Adam, 3. Tom, 4. Nicholas, 5. Jane, 6. Robinson, 7. David, 8. Lorna, 9. Oliver, 10. Silas, 11. Mary, 12. Barnaby, 13. Caddie, 14. Huckleberry, 15. Daniel, 16. Dont know, 17. Edwin, 18. Anna, 19. Stuart, 20. Elsie, 21. Ethan, 22. Lady Jane , 23. Rob, 24. Sherlock, 25. Tess.

Hamlette said...

#1 Martin
#3 Tom
#4 Nicholas
#5 Jane
#6 Robinson
#7 David
#8 Lorna
#9 Oliver
#10 Silas
#13 Emma
#14 Huckleberry
#15 Daniel
#17 Edwin
#18 Anna
#20 Elsie
#21 Ethan
#22 Agnes
#23 Rob
#24 Sherlock
#25 Tess

Maybe this game isn't entirely original, but it was entirely fun!

Christine said...

1)Martin
2)Adam
3)Tom
4)Nicholas
5)Jane
6)Robinson
7)David
8)Lorna
9)Oliver
10)Silas
11)Mary
12)Barnaby
13)Caddie
14)Huckleberry
15)Daniel
17)Edwin
18)Anna
19)Stuart
20)Elsie
22)Agnes
23)Rob
24)Sherlock
25)Tess

Thank you for posting this game! I had never heard of an Eponymous Book Game and I found it to be a lot of fun.

Gisela Palomar said...

good morning!! My answers:
#5 Jane (Eyre)
#7 David (Cooperfield)
#15 Daniel (Deronda)
#18 Anna (Karenina)
#24 Sherlock (Holmes)
#25 Tess of the (d'Ubervilles)

Have a great week!

Miss Sneyd said...

#1. Martin
#2. Adam
#3. Tom
#4. Nicholas
#5. Jane
#6. Robinson
#7. David
#8. Lorna
#9. Oliver
#10. Silas
#11. Mary
#12. Barnaby
#13. Caddie
#15. Daniel
#17. Edwin
#18. Anna
#19. Stuart
#20. Elsie
#21. Ethan
#22. Agnes
#23. Rob
#25. Tess

Anonymous said...

1. Martin
2. ?
3. Tom
4. Nicholas
5. Jane
6. Robinson
7. David
8. Lorna
9. Oliver
10. ?
11. Mary
12. Barnaby
13. ?
14. ?
15. Daniel
16. ?
17. Edwin
18. Anna
19. ?
20. Elsie
21. ?
22. ?
23. ?
24. Sherlock
25. Tess

~Kristalyn

Esther Romaine said...

#1 Mr. Martin Chuzzlewit

#2 Mr. Adam Bede

#3 Master Thomas Sawyer

#4 Mr. Nicholas Nickleby

#5 Ms. Jane Eyre

#6 Mr. Robinson Crusoe

#7 Mr. David Copperfield

#8 Ms. Lorna Doone

#9 Master Oliver Twist

#10 Mr. Silas Marner

#11

#12 Mr. Barnaby Rudge

#13

#14 Master Huckleberry Finn

#15 Mr. Daniel Deronda

#16

#17 Mr. Edwin Drood

#18 Ms. Anna Karenina

#19 Master Stuart Little

#20

#21 Mr. Ethan Frome

#22 Ms. Agnes Grey

#23 Mr. Rob Roy

#24 Mr. Sherlock Holmes

#25 Ms. Tess D'Urbervilles

Kelsey Carnes said...

Alright, let's see...

1. Martin
2. ?
3. Tom
4. Nicholas
5. Jane
6. Robinson
7. David
8. Lorna
9. Oliver
10. Silas
11. Assuming this one is Clara?
12. Barnaby
13. Caddy
14. Huckleberry
15. Daniel
16. ?
17. Edwin
18. Anna
19. ?
20. Elsie
21. ?
22. Agnes
23. ?
24. Sherlock
25. Tess

Missed five for sure. But I think I did better with this game than with previous ones. :D Thanks for hosting! :)

Kelsey

Katelyn said...

I don't know all of them, but here are the ones I do know:

1. Martin
3. Tom (Thomas)
4. Nicholas
5. Jane
6. Daniel
7. David
8. Lorna
9. Oliver
10. Silas
18. Anna
20. Elsie
24. Sherlock
25. Tess

Katelyn said...

I don't know all of them, but here are the ones I do know:

1. Martin
3. Tom (Thomas)
4. Nicholas
5. Jane
6. Daniel
7. David
8. Lorna
9. Oliver
10. Silas
18. Anna
20. Elsie
24. Sherlock
25. Tess

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Emma Jane,
Your guesses on 1-10, 12, 13, 15, 17-21, 24 and 25 were correct. Your score is 200 points.

Rhoswen Faerie Wrose,
Your guesses on 1, 3-12, 14, 15, 17, 18 and 20-25 were correct. Your guess on 13 was incorrect. Your score is 210 points.

Kiri Liz,
Your guesses on 1, 3-13, 15, 17-20, 24 and 25 were all correct. Your score is 190 points.

Reyna Nicole,
Your guesses on 1-10, 12-15, 17, 18, 20 and 23-25 were correct. Your score is 200 points.

Naomi Bennet,
Your guesses on 1, 3-10, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 24 and 25 were all correct. Your guesses on 11, 12 and 13 were incorrect. Your score is 160 points.

Ella,
Your guesses on 1, 3-10, 13, 15, 17-20, 24 and 25 were correct. Your guess on 22 was incorrect. Your score is 170 points.

Raelyn,
Your guesses on 3-10, 14, 15, 18, 20, and 22-25 were all correct. Your guesses on 11 and 13 were incorrect. Your score is 160 points.

Arwen Undomiel,
Your guesses on 1, 3-11, 13-15, 17-20, 24 and 25 were correct. Your score is 190 points.

Livia Rachelle,
Your guesses on 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 were correct. Your guesses on 6 and 12 were incorrect. Your score is 220 points.

Jemimah Davis,
Your guesses on 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 23, 24 and 25 were correct. Your score is 160 points.

Emma,
Nice to meet you! Your guesses on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24 and 25 were correct. Your guess on 22 was incorrect. Your score is 220 points.

Rose P,
Your guesses on 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 15, 18, 19, 22, 24 and 25 were correct. Your score is 130 points.

Lydia,
Your guesses on 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 24 and 25 were correct. Your score is 160 points.

Elisabeth Grace Foley,
Your guesses on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 were correct. Your guess on 17 was incorrect. Your score is 230 points.

Birdie,
Your guesses on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 were correct. Your score is 230 points.

Elizabethany,
Your guesses on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24 and 25 were correct. Your score is 210 points.

mariElizabeth,
Your guesses on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24 and 25 were correct. Your guess on 22 was incorrect. Your score is 230 points.

Hamlette,
Your guesses on 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 were correct. Your guess on 13 was incorrect. Your score is 190 points!

Christine,
Your guesses on 1-15, 17-20 and 22-25 were all correct! Your score is 230 points.

Gisela Palomar,
Your guesses on 5, 7, 15, 18, 24 and 25 were correct. Your score is 60 points.

Miss Sneyd,
Your guesses on 1-13, 15, 17-23 and 25 were correct. Your score is 220 points.

Kristalyn,
Your guesses on 1, 3-9, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 20, 24 and 25 were correct. Your score is 160 points.

Esther Romaine,
Your guesses on 1, 2, 4-10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19 and 21-25 were correct. Your guess on 3 was incorrect. Your score is 200 points.

Hamlette said...

Awesomesauce! And thus we have proof that Hamlette is great with names, even if she's terrible with faces. And clothes. Really pays so little attention to clothes, tsk tsk. :-)

Livia Rachelle said...

Let me guess, I put Robin instead of Robinson for #6? :P Trust me it is ditsyness not ignorance there!

Naomi Bennet said...

Oh yes, thirteen is Caddie Woodlawn!

Miss Sneyd said...

#24. Sherlock

Miss Sneyd said...

#14. Phineas

Melody said...

I'm just in time for this new game, I hope! :)

1. Martin Chuzzlewit
2. Adam Bede
3. Tom Sawyer
4. Nicholas Nickleby
5. Jane Eyre
6. Robinson Crusoe
7. David Copperfield
8. Lorna Doone
9. Oliver Twist
10. Silas Marner
11. Hmmmmmm. Oh! Mary Barton?
12. Barnaby Rudge
13. Caddie Woodlawn
14. Huckleberry Finn
15. Daniel Deronda
16. ?
17. Edwin Drood (The Mystery of Edwin Drood)
18. Anna Karenina
19. ?
20. Elsie Dinsmore
21. ?
22. Agnes Grey
23. ?
24. Sherlock Holmes :)
25. Tess of D'Urbervilles

Wow! I didn't realize so many books have title characters! ;)

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