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    Question: Who wrote The Divine Comedy?
    Answer: Dante, an Italian of noble descent, wrote The Divine Comedy, a poem in 100 sections, called cantos, between 1308 and 1321. Each canto is between 136 and 151 lines long.
    Question: Who wrote The Canterbury Tales?
    Answer: Geoffrey Chaucer, the English poet and diplomat, wrote The Canterbury Tales in about 1390.
    Question: Who is the author of The Two Gentlemen of Verona?
    Answer: William Shakespeare wrote the play The Two Gentlemen of Verona in about 1592. It is a comedy.
    Question: Who wrote The First Circle?
    Answer: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the Russian novelist, wrote The First Circle in 1968. The book made him internationally famous.
    Question: Who wrote Moby-Dick?
    Answer: Herman Melville, the American novelist, published Moby-Dick in 1851. It was not successful in his lifetime, but came to be seen as a classic in the 20th century.
    Question: Who wrote The Three Musketeers?
    Answer: The French writer Alexandre Dumas, pére (1802–1870) wrote 277 novels, including The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo.
    Question: Who wrote Notre-Dame de Paris?
    Answer: Victor Hugo’s beloved Notre-Dame de Paris is the tragic tale of Quasimodo, the hunchback bell-ringer of the great cathedral. It was published in 1831.
    Question: Who wrote The Da Vinci Code?
    Answer: Dan Brown is the author of The Da Vinci Code, a popular mystery novel.
    Question: Who wrote the first detective story?
    Answer: Poe’s "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" (1841) is considered the first detective story. Its detective, C. Auguste Dupin, also appears in two later stories, including "The Purloined Letter."
    Edgar Allan Poe 1848. Photo of daguerreotype by W.S. Hartshorn 1848; copyright 1904 by C.T. Tatman. Edgar Allan Poe, American poet, short story writer, editor and critic. Edgar Allen Poe

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