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Another improved literary title:
The idea of a lost civilisation in Tibet received its most enduring expression in Last Horizon by the English writer James Hilton.
The English writer, James Hilton’s legendary novel” Last Horizon” wow readers with a paradise, characterized by snow-capped mountains, vast grasslands, ...
www.chinahighlights.com/guilin/attracti … gri-la.htm
... until its “discovery” in China (British Broadcasting Corporation, 1998), a fictional valley described by James Hilton in the book Last Horizon …
The British novelist James Hilton wrote a book called The Last Horizon in the early part of the last century.
... depicted by James Hilton in his Last Horizon (1933), or Voltaire’s fervent absorption in Confucius …
Here are some other title permutations on the web that look like they may be real mistakes. One or two may have eggcorn potential. Porn-oy’s Complaint, for example.
The Great Gutsby
The Sound and the Furry
The Grapes of Wraith
The Way of All Fish
The Sun also Rices
Water Ship Down
The Sot-Weed Factory
The Taming of the Shrewd
The Taming of the Shrewd
I anxiously (yet prudently) await this production at my local community theater.
This is a fun thread…. I bet we could find quite a few eggcornish literary titles on the Internet! (Related to “The Taming of the Shrewd,” though it’s just a pun, there is a band called Kill Me Kate.”) And O. Henry wrote a story called “A Midsummer Knight’s Dream.” Those are intentional, of course, but the possibilities seem to be nearly endless.
Last edited by JonW719 (2008-09-16 10:52:45)
Feeling quite combobulated.
Here’s another- ‘Amid Summer Night’s Dream’
THE Northern Ballet Theatre returns with its visually arresting production of Amid summer Night’s Dream next week …
...the Sanskrit translation of AMID SUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM produced by R. Krishnamachariin 1892…
...see through dresses and light airy fabrics, It reminds me almost of amid summer nights dream …
Here are some other web examples of book titles that appear not to be intentional jokes:
‘Silas Mariner’ reminds me that people love to write ‘Grand Mariner’ for ‘Grand Marnier’ (I first posted it a long time ago.)
Pour Limoncello and Grand Mariner into coffee cup or glass. ...
How to mix cocktails with ‘Grand Mariner’ ... Grand Mariner : Cognac based triple orange liqueur.
Grand Mariner Orange Sauce recipe: A great sauce for pound cake or angle food cake. ...
www.bigoven.com/165976-Grand-Mariner-Or … ecipe.html