+davidcalgary29 Posted May 30, 2003 Share Posted May 30, 2003 For the first person to answer the following questions correctly in this thread, this week's prize will be: A loose copy of "Jinks" for the 7800 that works, but looks like it's been hacked by an axe. Game rage? Pithy critique? You decide! Because the game's in-less-than-ideal condition, I'll also throw in an ULTRA-RARE copy of "Pole Position II" for the 7800. Woo hoo! All of the following books were immensely popular when published in the 1700s and remain very influential today. Name the books and the author who wrote them! 1. This adventure novel was based upon the real-life adventures of Alexander Selkirk. It was incredibly popular upon release, and spawned numerous imitations, unauthorized sequels, and similarly-themed novels written in the tradition of the original that were called Robinsonnades. 2. This epistolary novel was published serially in England in 1740-41. It's often cited to be the first bona-fide "best seller" in the English language. It was a genuine cultural phenomenon, and fans of the novel could buy knockoff items "inspired" by events in the novel at local markets. The novel was often read aloud in village squares, and, when the main characters of the novel were married in a sequel, church bells rang across the countryside in celebration of the event. 3. This novel's main character was a moody, sensitive young man who sought suicide as a valid option to dealing with life's difficulties. Originally written in German, this novel was extremely popular in continental Europe, and a number of young men perfomed copycat suicides out of sympathy with the novel's main character. This novel popularized the archetypal "man of sensitivity / feeling". Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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