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Many book titles are quotes from other literary sources. The Bible is a common source of book titles as are many poems.

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Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
   was titled from the literary source   
2 Samuel 19:4
After Many a Summer Dies the Swan by Aldous Huxleyby
   was titled from the literary source   
Tithonus
Lord Alfred Tennyson
Ah, Wilderness! by Eugene O'Neill
   was titled from the literary source   
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Omar Khayyam
All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
   was titled from the literary source   
Humpty Dumpty
Nursery rhyme
All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville-West
   was titled from the literary source   
Samson Agonistes
John Milton
Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea by Michael Morpurgo
   was titled from the literary source   
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Antic Hay by Aldous Huxley
   was titled from the literary source   
Edward II
Christopher Marlowe
Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw
   was titled from the literary source   
The Aeneid
Virgil
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
   was titled from the literary source   
The Odyssey
Homer
Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose
   was titled from the literary source   
Henry V
William Shakespeare
Behold the Man by Michael Moorcock
   was titled from the literary source   
John 19:5
Beyond the Mexique Bay by Aldous Huxley
   was titled from the literary source   
Bermudas
Andrew Marvell
Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward
   was titled from the literary source   
To a Skylark
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan
   was titled from the literary source   
À Peine Défigurée
Paul Éluard
Brandy of the Damned by Colin Wilson
   was titled from the literary source   
Man and Superman
George Bernard Shaw
Butter In a Lordly Dish by Agatha Christie
   was titled from the literary source   
Judges 5:25
By the Pricking of My Thumbs by Agatha Christie
   was titled from the literary source   
Macbeth
William Shakespeare
Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry
   was titled from the literary source   
The Walrus and the Carpenter
Lewis Carroll
Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers
   was titled from the literary source   
Hebrews 12:1
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
   was titled from the literary source   
Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting
Jonathan Swift
Consider the Lilies by Iain Crichton Smith
   was titled from the literary source   
Matthew 6:28
Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks
   was titled from the literary source   
The Waste Land
T. S. Eliot
Cover Her Face by P. D. James
   was titled from the literary source   
The Duchess of Malfi
John Webster
The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens
   was titled from the literary source   
Il Penseroso
John Milton
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
   was titled from the literary source   
Silver Blaze
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Daffodil Sky by H. E. Bates
   was titled from the literary source   
Maud
Lord Alfred Tennyson
Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
   was titled from the literary source   
Samson Agonistes
John Milton
The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley
   was titled from the literary source   
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
William Blake
Down to a Sunless Sea by David Graham
   was titled from the literary source   
Kubla Khan
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
   was titled from the literary source   
Odes Iii 2.13
Horace
Dying of the Light by George R. R. Martin
   was titled from the literary source   
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
Dylan Thomas
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
   was titled from the literary source   
Genesis 4:16
Ego Dominus Tuus by William Butler Yeats
   was titled from the literary source   
La Vita Nuova
Dante
Endless Night by Agatha Christie
   was titled from the literary source   
Auguries of Innocence
William Blake
An Evil Cradling by Brian Keenan
   was titled from the literary source   
Qur'an 13:18
Arthur John Arberry translation
Eyeless in Gaza by Aldous Huxley
   was titled from the literary source   
Samson Agonistes
John Milton
Fair Stood the Wind for France by H. E. Bates
   was titled from the literary source   
Ballad of Agincourt
Michael Drayton
Fame Is the Spur by Howard Spring
   was titled from the literary source   
Lycidas
John Milton
A Fanatic Heart by Edna O'Brien
   was titled from the literary source   
Remorse for Intemperate Speech
William Butler Yeats
Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
   was titled from the literary source   
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
Thomas Gray
Fear and Trembling by Søren Kierkegaard
   was titled from the literary source   
Philippians 2:12
For a Breath I Tarry by Roger Zelazny
   was titled from the literary source   
A Shropshire Lad
A. E. Housman
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
   was titled from the literary source   
Meditation XVII
John Donne
The Golden Apples of the Sun by Ray Bradbury
   was titled from the literary source   
The Song of the Wandering Angus
W. B. Yeats
The Golden Bowl by Henry James
   was titled from the literary source   
Ecclesiastes 12:6
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
   was titled from the literary source   
Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynarae
Ernest Dowson
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
   was titled from the literary source   
The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Julia Ward Howe
The Green Bay Tree by Louis Bromfield
   was titled from the literary source   
Psalms 37:35
A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh
   was titled from the literary source   
The Waste Land
T. S. Eliot
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
   was titled from the literary source   
The Lonely Hunter
William Sharp
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
   was titled from the literary source   
Paradise Lost
John Milton
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
   was titled from the literary source   
Ecclesiastes 7:4
How Sleep the Brave by H. E. Bates
   was titled from the literary source   
How Sleep the Brave
William Collins
If I Forget Thee Jerusalem by William Faulkner
   was titled from the literary source   
Psalms 137:5
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
   was titled from the literary source   
Sympathy
Paul Laurence Dunbar
In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson
   was titled from the literary source   
Gerontion
T. S. Eliot
In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck
   was titled from the literary source   
Paradise Lost
John Milton
I Sing the Body Electric by Ray Bradbury
   was titled from the literary source   
Leaves of Grass
Walt Whitman
I Will Fear No Evil by Robert A. Heinlein
   was titled from the literary source   
Psalms 23:4
Jesting Pilate by Aldous Huxley
   was titled from the literary source   
Of Truth
Francis Bacon
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee
   was titled from the literary source   
Ecclesiasticus 44:1
Lilies of the Field by William Edmund Barrett
   was titled from the literary source   
Matthew 6:28
The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
   was titled from the literary source   
The Analysis of Beauty
William Hogarth
The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman
   was titled from the literary source   
Songs 2:15
Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
   was titled from the literary source   
Lycidas
John Milton
Look to Windward by Iain M. Banks
   was titled from the literary source   
The Waste Land
T. S. Eliot
A Many-Splendoured Thing by Han Suyin
   was titled from the literary source   
The Kingdom of God
Francis Thompson
The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side by Agatha Christie
   was titled from the literary source   
The Lady of Shalott
Lord Alfred Tennyson
Moab Is My Washpot by Stephen Fry
   was titled from the literary source   
Psalms 60:8
A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King
   was titled from the literary source   
The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women
John Knox
The Moon by Night by Madeleine L'Engle
   was titled from the literary source   
Psalms 121:6
Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
   was titled from the literary source   
Faust Part One
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie
   was titled from the literary source   
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Omar Khayyam
Mr Standfast by John Buchan
   was titled from the literary source   
Pilgrim's Progress
John Bunyan
Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
   was titled from the literary source   
Work Without Hope
Samuel Coleridge
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
   was titled from the literary source   
Sailing to Byzantium
William Butler Yeats
No Highway by Nevil Shute
   was titled from the literary source   
The Wanderer
John Masefield
Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
   was titled from the literary source   
John 20:17
No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe
   was titled from the literary source   
The Journey of the Magi
T. S. Eliot
Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal by H. E. Bates
   was titled from the literary source   
Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
Lord Alfred Tennyson
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
   was titled from the literary source   
Psalms 147:4
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
   was titled from the literary source   
Ethics
Baruch Spinoza
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
   was titled from the literary source   
To a Mouse
Robert Burns
Oh! To Be in England by H. E. Bates
   was titled from the literary source   
Home Thoughts, From Abroad
Robert Browning
O Jerusalem! by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins
   was titled from the literary source   
Psalms 137:5
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather - Pioneers! O Pioneers!
   was titled from the literary source   
Walt Whitman
The Other Side of Silence by André Brink
   was titled from the literary source   
Middlemarch
George Eliot
The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
   was titled from the literary source   
Lift Not The Painted Veil Which Those Who Live
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Parliament of Man by Paul Kennedy
   was titled from the literary source   
Locksley Hall
Lord Alfred Tennyson
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
   was titled from the literary source   
Leaves of Grass
Walt Whitman
Postern of Fate by Agatha Christie
   was titled from the literary source   
Gates of Damascus
James Elroy Flecker
Precious Bane by Mary Webb
   was titled from the literary source   
Paradise Lost
John Milton
The Proper Study by Isaac Asimov
   was titled from the literary source   
An Essay on Man
Alexander Pope
Put on by Cunning by Ruth Rendell
   was titled from the literary source   
Hamlet
William Shakespeare
Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz
   was titled from the literary source   
John 13:36
Recalled to Life by Reginald Hill
   was titled from the literary source   
A Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens
Ring of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell
   was titled from the literary source   
The Marriage of Psyche
Kathleen Raine
The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
   was titled from the literary source   
The Road Not Taken
Robert Frost
Shall Not Perish by William Faulkner
   was titled from the literary source   
Gettysburg Address
Abraham Lincoln
The Skull Beneath the Skin by P. D. James
   was titled from the literary source   
Whispers of Immortality
T. S. Eliot
Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
   was titled from the literary source   
The Second Coming
William Butler Yeats
The Soldier's Art by Anthony Powell
   was titled from the literary source   
Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came
Robert Browning
Some Buried Caesar by Rex Stout
   was titled from the literary source   
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Omar Khayyam
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
   was titled from the literary source   
Macbeth
William Shakespeare
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
   was titled from the literary source   
Macbeth
William Shakespeare
The Stars' Tennis Balls by Stephen Fry
   was titled from the literary source   
The Duchess of Malfi
John Webster
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
   was titled from the literary source   
Exodus 2:22
Such, Such Were the Joys by George Orwell
   was titled from the literary source   
The Echoing Green
William Blake
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
   was titled from the literary source   
Ecclesiastes 1:5
Surprised by Joy by C. S. Lewis
   was titled from the literary source   
Surprised by Joy
William Wordsworth
Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
   was titled from the literary source   
Ode to a Nightingale
John Keats
Terrible Swift Sword by Bruce Catton
   was titled from the literary source   
The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Julia Ward Howe
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
   was titled from the literary source   
The Second Coming
William Butler Yeats
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
   was titled from the literary source   
Tiare Tahiti
Rupert Brooke
Those Barren Leaves by Aldous Huxley
   was titled from the literary source   
The Tables Turned
William Wordsworth
A Time to Kill by John Grisham
   was titled from the literary source   
Ecclesiastes 3:3
Time To Murder And Create by Lawrence Block
   was titled from the literary source   
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
T. S. Eliot
To a God Unknown by John Steinbeck
   was titled from the literary source   
Rig Veda Book X
Ralph TH Griffith
To Sail Beyond the Sunset by Robert A. Heinlein
   was titled from the literary source   
Ulysses
Lord Alfred Tennyson
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
   was titled from the literary source   
Three Men in a Boat
Jerome K. Jerome
Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy
   was titled from the literary source   
As You Like It
William Shakespeare
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
   was titled from the literary source   
Pilgrim's Progress
John Bunyan
The Violent Bear It Away by Flannery O'Connor
   was titled from the literary source   
Matthew 11:12
Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M. Coetzee
   was titled from the literary source   
Waiting for the Barbarians
Constantine P. Cavafy
The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot
   was titled from the literary source   
From Ritual to Romance
Jessie L. Weston
The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler
   was titled from the literary source   
Joshua 23:14
The Way Through the Woods by Colin Dexter
   was titled from the literary source   
The Way Through the Woods
Rudyard Kipling
The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
   was titled from the literary source   
Isaiah 61:6
What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson
   was titled from the literary source   
Hamlet
William Shakespeare
What's Become of Waring by Anthony Powell
   was titled from the literary source   
Waring from Dramatic Lyrics
Robert Browning
When the Green Woods Laugh by H. E. Bates
   was titled from the literary source   
Songs of Innocence and of Experience
William Blake
Where Angels Fear to Tread by E. M. Forster
   was titled from the literary source   
Essay on Criticism
Alexander Pope
The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck
   was titled from the literary source   
Richard III
William Shakespeare
The Wives of Bath by Susan Swan
   was titled from the literary source   
The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale
Geoffrey Chaucer
The World, the Flesh and the Devil by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
   was titled from the literary source   
Book of Common Prayer
The Yellow Meads of Asphodel by H. E. Bates
   was titled from the literary source   
Ode on St. Cecilia's Day
Alexander Pope


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