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#1 2008-09-16 02:48:55

klakritz
Eggcornista
From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'Last Horizon' for 'Lost Horizon'

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.
books.google.com/books?isbn=1860647545

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

... the ideal of Shangri-La (a place of unspeakable, beauty, peace and happiness) mentioned in James Hilton’s 1933 classic The Last Horizon. ...
www.manilatimes.net/national/2008/aug/0 … 7lif1.html

... until its “discovery” in China (British Broadcasting Corporation, 1998), a fictional valley described by James Hilton in the book Last Horizon …
books.google.com/books?isbn=1593112319…

The British novelist James Hilton wrote a book called The Last Horizon in the early part of the last century.
travel.sulekha.com/india/jammu-and-kashmir/ladakh/travelogue/3163.htm

... depicted by James Hilton in his Last Horizon (1933), or Voltaire’s fervent absorption in Confucius …
books.google.com/books?isbn=1931907277…

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#2 2008-09-16 04:25:56

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2030

Re: 'Last Horizon' for 'Lost Horizon'

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
Pornoy’s Complaint
Brideshed Revisited
Water Ship Down
The Sot-Weed Factory
The Taming of the Shrewd

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#3 2008-09-16 14:09:41

nilep
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Registered: 2007-03-21
Posts: 291

Re: 'Last Horizon' for 'Lost Horizon'

The Taming of the Shrewd

I anxiously (yet prudently) await this production at my local community theater.

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#4 2008-09-16 14:47:57

JonW719
Eggcornista
From: Colorado
Registered: 2007-09-05
Posts: 285

Re: 'Last Horizon' for 'Lost Horizon'

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 14:52:45)


Feeling quite combobulated.

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#5 2008-09-16 16:29:20

klakritz
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From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

Re: 'Last Horizon' for 'Lost Horizon'

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 …
www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-179342556.html

...the Sanskrit translation of AMID SUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM produced by R. Krishnamachariin 1892…
muse.jhu.edu/journals/new_literary_history/toc/nlh34.4.html

...see through dresses and light airy fabrics, It reminds me almost of amid summer nights dream …
www.10ms.net/view-10828.html

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#6 2008-09-16 21:28:59

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2030

Re: 'Last Horizon' for 'Lost Horizon'

Here are some other web examples of book titles that appear not to be intentional jokes:

Shylock Holmes
Withering Heights
Silas Mariner
Candid (Voltaire)

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#7 2008-09-16 22:03:44

klakritz
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From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

Re: 'Last Horizon' for 'Lost Horizon'

‘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. ...
www.droogle.ca/search/?q=+coffee+cognac+grand+mariner

How to mix cocktails with ‘Grand Mariner’ ... Grand Mariner : Cognac based triple orange liqueur.
www.howtomixcocktails.com/mixers/grandmariner.htm

Grand Mariner Orange Sauce recipe: A great sauce for pound cake or angle food cake. ...
www.bigoven.com/165976-Grand-Mariner-Or … ecipe.html

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