Stories Set in Real Places


last update: 14 May 2020


Many real places are found in famous novels, in television programs, or even in video games.

Here are a few "
starter questions for 10":-
Which monument does the title character stumble upon prior to her arrest in Thomas Hardy's 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles'? Answer - Stonehenge
Where was Paddington Bear found? Answer - Paddington railway station in London
The events of 'Madame Bovary', the debut novel by Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), takes place in and around which French city? Answer - near Rouen in Normandy
'Ulysses' by James Joyce (1882-1941) follows the activities of Leopold Bloom in which city? Answer - an ordinary day, 16 June 1904, in Dublin
E.M. Forster's 'A Room with a View' begins with peevish wrangling' at a hotel in which Italian city? Answer - the novel opens in Florence
Where does Holden Caulfield spend much of his time in the J.D. Salinger novel 'The Catcher in the Rye'? Answer - New York City
'The Sun Also Rises' by Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), features the annual festivities if which Spanish city? Answer - Pamplona
Which national park features in Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'? Answer - Dartmoor in Devon
In which city does the private eye Philip Marlowe practice in Raymond Chandler's 'The Big Sleep'? Answer - Los Angeles
In which British beauty spot is 'Swallows and Amazons' by Arthur Ransome (1884-1967), set? Answer - The Lake District
Jerome K. Jerome's 'Three Men in a Boat' is set on which river? Answer - On the Thames, from Kingston upon Themes to Oxford and back
On which island does the title character reside in F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby'? Answer - Long Island, New York