Friday, March 15, 2013

WHAT'S IN A TITLE? POSTED BY GINGER

I don't know that titles play the number one role in helping readers select their material, but I do know that often, publishers point out changes that might better fit the contents.  I've never had an actual original title changed, but I enjoyed a recent article in Reader's Digest that shares the "almost" names of some classic books I'm sure we've all heard of or read.  So, how would the original title have affected your choices?

The Strike.......................................became Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

The High-Bouncing Lover.............became The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Atticus............................................became To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Last Man in Europe ................became 1984 by George Orwell

Fiesta .............................................became The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

First Impressions ...........................became Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Catch-11 ........................................became Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Mistress Mary .................................became The Secret Garden by Frances Burnett



 If you want another surprise, go to Amazon and see how the covers have changed over they years and the different versions available.  Pretty amazing

  

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