Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Top Ten Unique Book Titles.

This week's Top Ten Tuesday is a fun topic - Top Ten Unique Book Titles. Here's a list of titles I've always found odd, amusing, or surprising, and above all unique:


1. Let's Get a Divorce! (Divorçons!) by Victorien Sardou and Émile Najac (1880).
2. Memoirs of an Old Wig by Richard Fenton (1815).
3. He Knew He Was Right by Anthony Trollope (1869).


4. Ralph Roister Doister by Nicholas Udall (mid 16th Century).
5. 'Tis Pity She's a Whore by John Ford (1633).
6. A New Way to Pay Old Debts by Phillip Massinger (1625).

7. Get Out of my Hair! (Un fil à la patte) by Georges Feydeau (1894).
8. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope (1878).
9. Death by Advertising (Une Victime de la Réclame) by Émile Zola (1866).


10. The Compleint of Chaucer to his Empty Purse by Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1399).

12 comments:

  1. Let's get a divorce! Yes, that sounds..well I don't know fun and kind of sad. haha. :)
    Great titles!

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    1. Let's Get a Divorce! is quite a title for sure. I read it a while ago (my review is here. It's a French comedy, more of a farce really, and good fun (thankfully, with a title like that it could have been quite grim!). Quite daring for its time I would imagine :)

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  2. These are certainly interesting! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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  3. I've never read "He Knew He Was Right" but I've always liked that title. It makes me think I already know something about the character. :)

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    1. It was my first Trollope novel! I loved it, very much recommend it :) (Thinking of re-reading it quite soon)

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  4. These are some very strange-sounding books. Great list!

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  5. What titles!! Made my day...I cannot decide whether I like the sound of Let's Get a Divorce or Is He Popenjoy or The Compleint of Chaucer to his Empty Purse . Either way I am adding all to my TBR!

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    1. I daresay the Chaucer one is my favourite but Let's Get A Divorce! certainly has a ring to it :D

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  6. Excellent...and obscure choices all :)

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