Why Not Catch-21?: The Stories Behind the Titles

Why Not Catch-21?: The Stories Behind the Titles

by Gary Dexter

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Why Not Catch-21?: The Stories Behind the Titles by Gary Dexter

Based on the author's long-running column in London's Sunday Telegraph, this diverting book offers literary history in bite sizes, presenting surprising details on each of 50 classic work's genesis and composition. Emphasizing books that are literally inexplicable without this background knowledge, the book covers iconic works from Thomas Moore's Utopia to Joyce's Ulysses. Along the way readers learn what Wordsworth's Prelude was a prelude to, the identity of the original Jeeves, why A Clockwork Orange wasn't A Robotic Banana, and much more.

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ISBN-13: 9780711229259
Publisher: Lincoln, Frances Limited
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.13(h) x 0.68(d)

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