Melville, Hemingway, Joyce: Name the classic novel based on a line from a contemporary review (QUIZ).

Quiz: Match the Bad Review to the Classic Novel

Quiz: Match the Bad Review to the Classic Novel

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Sept. 10 2015 5:30 AM

Name That Novel

Guess the classic novel based on a line from a contemporary review.

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Photo illustration by Juliana Jiménez

The past century and a half, with its frequent aesthetic and political revolutions, has been a turbulent time in the arts. Some critics have been able to keep up; some haven’t. Below, we’ve collected lines from some of the least prescient, least enduring reviews of now-famous works of literature. Can you recognize the book that’s getting panned?

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