A Dictionary of the Origins of the Titles of More Than 1300 Major Literary Works of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
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)
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 
Table of Contents
The Titles 11
Select Bibliography 231
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.