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Original Book Titles


  1. Which book written in 1882 had the original title, "The Sea Cook"?
  2. Which novel was originally titled "The Dead Un-Dead"?
  3. Which science-fiction book was titled "The Last Man in Europe" before the author's publisher intervened and suggested a new name?

  4. Which classic of modern American literature was originally called "Atticus"?
  5. The original title of which novel first published in 1818 was "Prometheus Unchained"?
  6. Which famous novel was going to be entitled "Trimalchio at West Egg"?
  7. Written in the 1920s which book had the original title: "Four and a Half Years of Struggle against Lies, Stupidity, and Cowardice"?
  8. Can you name William Faulkner’s greatest novel which was originally supposed to be called "Twilight"?
  9. The original name for which Jane Austen novel was actually "First Impressions"?
  10. The title of which epic novel was almost named "All's Well That Ends Well" and initially called "The Year of 1805"?
  11. The story of "James and the Giant Peach" was originally going to be about which fruit but was changed to a peach by Roald Dahl because it was "prettier, bigger and squishier"?
  12. Several different versions of which novel was written under different titles, one of which was "John Thomas and Lady Jane"?


  1. Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson)
  2. Dracula (by Bram Stoker)
  3. Nineteen Eighty-Four (also published as 1984) (by George Orwell)
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird (by Harper Lee)
  5. Frankenstein (by Mary Shelley)
  6. The Great Gatsby (by F. Scott Fitzgerald)
  7. Mein Kampf
  8. The Sound and the Fury
  9. Pride and Prejudice
  10. War and Peace (by Leo Tolstoy)
  11. Giant cherry
  12. Lady Chatterley’s Lover