• Maurice Bendrix, The Ambitious Host
  • D. B. Caulfield, The Secret Goldfish
  • Vivian Darkbloom, My Cue
  • Nicholas de Selby, Country AlbumGwendolen Erme, Deep Down, Overmastered
  • Andrew Hibbard, The Chasm of the Mind
  • Robin Penrose, Domestic Angels and Unfortunate Females: Woman as Sign and Commodity in Victorian Fiction
  • Boris Alekseyevich Trigorin, Days and Nights
  • Harriet Vane, Murder By Degrees

Answer after the break . . .

All are imaginary titles catalogued in the Invisible Library project, which sounds like it ought to be by Borges but is actually part of an exhibition planned for the Tenderpixel Gallery.

  • The Bendrix title appears in Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair
  • Caulfield is from J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye
  • Darkbloom is from Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita
  • de Selby is Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman
  • Hibbard is from Rex Stout’s The League of Frightened Men
  • Penrose is from David Lodge’s Nice Work
  • Trigorin is from Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull
  • Vane is in Dorothy Sayers’ Strong Poison and others

It must be said that the list is rather imbalanced at the moment, with some obvious omisions and a great deal of Gilbert Sorrentino and Anthony Powell.