F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is unequivocally one of the top novels of the 20th century, but would it have been as popular or as enduring under another title?
Lots of authors seem to go back and forth when choosing a name for their work, and Fitzgerald was no exception.
Several possibilities were being thrown about before the publication of Gatsby. Titles like, Trimalchio in West Egg, Trimalchio, On the Road to West Egg, Under the Red, White and Blue, Gold-hatted Gatsby, and The High-bouncing Lover were all possibilities.
It can be difficult to imagine a beloved book by another name, but what do you think of these options?
I can't imagine that Gatsby would have held on the way it has, had it been named, The High-bouncing Lover but On the Road to West Egg could have endured. Maybe?