Literary Mustaches of Note

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To celebrate Movember or No-Shave November or whatever we’re calling it this year, Bookish has a fun little quiz about literary mustaches of note.

See if you can tell whether those whiskers belong to Henry James or Thomas Hardy, or whether you can tell Hemingway and Faulkner apart by their facial hair rather than their prose.

Once you’ve tallied up your score, check out this other collection of 30 greatest literary mustaches at ShortList.


Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →