"What's in a name?" Juliet may ask, and indeed, these names -- Becky, Catherine, Charlotte, Daisy, Dorothea, Jo, Mercedes, Molly, Natasha, Rima, Roxanne, Sophia -- may not evoke scents or swoons or conjure up any images, romantic or otherwise, until they are matched with the books listed below. In matching the names with the titles, one name should be repeated twice.
(1) The Count of Monte Cristo, (2) Cyrano de Bergerac, (3) A Farewell to Arms, (4) The Golden Bowl, (5) The Great Gatsby, (6) Green Mansions, (7) Little Women, (8) Middlemarch, (9) Tom Jones, (10) Ulysses, (11) Vanity Fair, (12) War and Peace, and (13) Wuthering Heights.
All entries (one per person) must be clearly written on postcards and mailed to: Book Bag, The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. 20071, and must include complete return address and competition number. The winning entry will be the first correct answer drawn at random. Employes of The Washington Post Company and their families are not eligible to enter. Entries must be received no later than December 24th. The winner's name and city of residence will be announced in the January 3 issue. A Washington Post Book World book bag will be sent to the winner.
Answer to Book Bag #446: The epitaph, written for himself and never used -- "Like the Cover of an old Book,/ Its Contents torn out,/ And stript of its Lettering and Gilding,/ Lies here, Food for Worms./ But the Work shall not be wholly lost:/ For it will, as he believ'd, appear once more,/ In a new & more perfect Edition,/ Corrected and amended/ By the Author" -- was by Benjamin Franklin. Winner: Monica Kelly, Washington, D.C.