A Literary Quiz

Earlier this week, I came across a book called ‘Wrotten English’ which contained some interesting references to the literary world. Below is a list of rejected titles for some well known novels. Can you work out which they are?

  1. First Impressions – Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen – Ara, PG and Google, with objections by CO!
  2. Novel Without A Hero – Vanity Fair, W M Thackery  FEEG
  3. Two and Two Are Four – HArd Times, Charles Dickens – Araminta
  4. 1805 – War and Peace. Leo Tolstoy – Papaguniea
  5. The Body and Soul of Sue – Tess of the Durbervilles, Thomas Hardy – Araminta
  6. John Thomas and Lady Jane – D H Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover – Araminta
  7. Four Years of Struggle Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice – Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf – Bearsy
  8. Ba! Ba! Black Sheep – Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell – Araminta
  9. Something That Happened – Of Mice and Men , John Steinbeck – Theroyalist
  10. Zounds, He Dies – Farewell My Lovely, Raymond Chandler, Araminta.
  11. The House of Faith – Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh – Araminta
  12. The Last Man in Europe – George Orwell’s 1984 – Araminta
  13. If Wishes Were Horses – From Here to Eternity, James Jones – Araminta
  14. The Kingdom by The Sea – Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov – Araminta.

Try not to Google if you can help it. I think it would be more fun to work it out. If it is necessary, I will provide the names of the authors, in a random manner, as a clue.

Thanks Soutie.  OK here are the missing authors:

James Jones
Thomas Hardy
Charles Dickens
Jane Austen
Vladimir Naobokov
John Steinbeck

Raymond Chandler
Evelyn Waugh
Margaret Mitchell

Thank you all.