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Great prose, or not?
by Mikhail Simkin
Edward Bulwer-Lytton is the worst writer in history of letters. An annual wretched writing contest was established in his honor. In contrast, Charles Dickens is one of the best writers ever. Can you tell the difference between their prose?
Each excerpt below is either from Bulwer-Lytton or from Dickens. After each quote choose the author. Hit the Submit button when done. The quiz will be graded and you will see the correct answers.