Literally Entitled

A Dictionary of the Origins of the Titles of More Than 1300 Major Literary Works of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries


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About the Book

The titles are primarily from fiction (including, along with novels, particularly important poetry, plays, and short stories), though a few are from literary works of nonfiction. Each entry gives title, author, year of publication, and a detailed explanation of the story behind the title.

About the Author(s)

The late Adrian Room was a noted toponymist and onomastician. The author of more than 50 reference books about words and names, he lived in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.

Bibliographic Details

Adrian Room
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 255
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 [1996]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4093-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction      1
The Titles      11
Select Bibliography      231
Index      235

Book Reviews & Awards

“helpful index and a good bibliography…a ready reference tool”—Library Journal; “useful to have this information in one volume”—Booklist; “a literary dictionary for book lovers and scholars of the obscure…comprehensive bibliography and index…fascinating book”—Public Library Quarterly.