Monday, June 13, 2016

Working Titles

When a writer sits down to write a novel, usually he'll slap on a "working title." That means it's simply an idea, not necessarily what the book will end up being called. Thank goodness. Here are some working titles of books you'll recognize . . . and be glad that the working title didn't stick. See if you can guess what the book is.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS by Jane Austen
Real title: Pride & Prejudice

TRIMALCHIO IN WEST EGG by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Real title: The Great Gatsby

STRANGERS FROM WITHIN by William Golding
Real title: The Lord of the Flies

FOUR AND A HALF YEARS OF LIES, STUPIDITY, & COWARDICE by Adolf Hitler
Real title: Mein Kampf

ATTICUS by Harper Lee
Real title: To Kill a Mockingbird

THE LAST MAN IN EUROPE by George Orwell
Real title: 1984

TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY by Margaret Mitchell
Real title: Gone With the Wind

SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED by John Steinbeck
Real title: Of Mice and Men

ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL by Leo Tolstoy
Real title: War and Peace

Which one surprised you the most?

2 comments:

Southern-fried Fiction said...

Probably Fitzgerald's. :o)

chappydebbie said...

I agree with Ane.....that's quite the working title.

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