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The Importance of a Book’s Title

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Remember that awesome novel Trimalchio in West Egg? Or how about that shameful autobiography called Four and a Half Years of Struggle Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice (which would have been the most ironic title ever considering its author)? Surely you remember the greatest dystopian work of fiction, The Last Man in Europe.

No? Well, you’re not alone.

The Huffington Post looked back at some classic novels and what they were almost called had someone not stepped in at the eleventh hour and said, “Umm…yeah…maybe. Then again, maybe not?”

Check out the full list from the article entitled “Awful Titles Famous Authors Almost Gave Their Novels.”


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