Rejected Titles of Classic Books
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November 11th, 2011, 11:22 AM
Join Date: Oct 2009
I came across
that I thought was interesting...
So much goes into a perfect title!
Here are a few that stood out to me:
Pride and Prejudice
could have been First Impressions.
Leo Tolstoy's epic
War and Peace
could All's Well that Ends Well.
Valley of the Dolls
could have been They Don't Build Statues to Businessmen.
F Scott Fitzgerald's
The Great Gatsby
went through a number of possible titles like: Trimalchio in West Egg; Among Ash-Heaps and Millionaires; On the Road to West Egg; Under the Red, White, and Blue; Gold-Hatted Gatsby; and The High-Bouncing Lover.
was originally going to be titled Four and a Half Years of Struggle Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice.
George Orwell had wanted to call
, The Last Man in Europe but his publishers nixed it.
Tomorrow Is Another Day was the working title of
Gone With the Wind
, and that’s not the only change we’re grateful for: up until the very last second, Scarlett was named ‘Pansy.’ Bullet dodged.
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