Can You Decipher These Book Titles “Written” in Emojis?

The Metamorphosis written in emojis

We’re true-bleu word lovers here at Bas Bleu, but we aren’t above slipping the occasional emoji into a text message or tweet. These digital pictographs first popped up on Japanese mobile phones in the late 1990s—the word “emoji” is derived from the Japanese words for “picture” and “character”—and have gained global popularity over the past decade. In honor of World Emoji Day today, we concocted a little quiz for our readers. Can you identify these twenty book titles “written” in emojis? (Hint: Some are literal interpretations of the titles while others include plot details.)

1.Northanger Abbey written in emojis

2.The Old Man and the Sea written in emojis

3.The Scarlet Letter written in emojis

4.Murder on the Orient Express written in emojis

5.Treasure Island written in emojis

6.The Princess Bride written in emojis

7.Of Mice and Men written in emojis

8.A Clockwork Orange written in emojis

9.Eat, Pray, Love written in emojis

10.A Raisin in the Sun written in emojis

11.Charlie and the Chocolate Factory written in emojis

12.The Turn of the Screw written in emojis13.Moby-Dick written in emojis14.The Metamorphosis written in emojis15.The Sound and the Fury written in emojis16.War and Peace written in emojis17.Their Eyes Were Watching God written in emojis18.The Grapes of Wrath written in emojis19.Fahrenheit 451 written in emojis20.The Very Hungry Caterpillar written in emojis

Scroll down to see the answers…er, to verify your brilliance!

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Answer key:
1. Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen 2. The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway 3. The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne 4. Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie 5. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson 6. The Princess Bride, William Goldman 7. Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck 8. A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess 9. Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert 10. A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry 11. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl 12. The Turn of the Screw, Henry James 13. Moby-Dick, Herman Melville 14. The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka 15. The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner 16. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy 17. Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston 18. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck 19. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury 20. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle

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