Does anyone else remember those required reading lists from middle and high school? I vividly remember reading books like Pride and Prejudice and Fahrenheit 451. The biggest question I had when looking at the covers was how they got their titles and what they were about. Today’s infographic gives you the origins of your favorite book titles and some of them are pretty surprising.
The title that I was most curious about was Fahrenheit 451. It becomes obvious after you read the book, and the origin is simple. In the book, reading was illegal, so any book that authorities found had to be burned. The books burn at 451 degrees Fahrenheit, so the title Fahrenheit 451 was born!
Peter Pan is an older story written by J.M Barrie in 1911. Barrie centered the storyline around five boys, and one of the boys was named Peter. Barrie coined Pan from the name of the Greek God of Wind, leading to the name Peter Pan.
I don’t want to spoil the rest of the title’s origins for you, so I’ll let you read the rest and learn more about how classics originate. Hopefully, you’ll gain some insight on your favorite book title. Wonder where reading will go in the future? Find out here!1.3k