This is the first question for the new Fortnightly Topic Challenge #5: Literature. My inspiration source was a TV show.

I wanted to read some books during holidays, so a friend sent me a list of some international classic books. Unfortunately he recently discovered Emoji's, and most of his communication attempts look like this:

1. ❓🗾 2. 🔴🌍 3. 🗻🗻😨 4. 🛄🎯🌍 5. ☝️🕘🐙🍀 6. ➕👤👤👤👤 7. 🌟🚢👮👮👮 8. 🐖🐎🐐🐕🐑🐔

Can you help me to find out which books he recommended?


Each author has written 2 books in this list.


Got them all!

1) The Mysterious Island (Jules Verne)
2) Red Planet (Robert A. Heinlein)
3) The Valley of Fear (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
4) Journey to the Center of the Earth (Jules Verne)
5) Nineteen Eighty Four (George Orwell) (1 finger - 9 o'clock - 8 legs - 4 leaves)
6) The Sign of Four (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
7) Starship Troopers (Robert A. Heinlein)
8) Animal Farm (George Orwell)

  • $\begingroup$ I was afraid it would be too easy. 👏 $\endgroup$ – Sleafar Nov 22 '15 at 16:09
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    $\begingroup$ I felt very stupid for getting 5 last by a fair bit when I had 8 as my first answer! Enjoyed it quite a lot, though - a puzzle doesn't have to be hard to be well designed. $\endgroup$ – Zerris Nov 22 '15 at 16:22
  • $\begingroup$ @Sleafar same here. Cool bananas. $\endgroup$ – mpkorstanje Nov 23 '15 at 11:54

To get started:

1.) Jules Verne: The Mysterious Island
2.) Robert A. Heinlein: Red Planet
3.) Arthur Conan Doyle: The Valley of Fear
4.) Jules Verne: Journey to the Center of the Earth
6.) Arthur Conan Doyle: The Sign of the Four
7.) Robert A. Heinlein: Starship Troopers


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