What if Classic Books Were Given Click-Baity Titles?

By Evan LePage | 1 year ago | No Comments

Love it or hate it, so-called click bait has become part of content marketing. While many people see these types of social messages or headlines as a trick being played on the consumer, the reason that they’ve become the norm is that they work. And they don’t just work once, they work over and over again.

This is not unlike classic literature, many examples of which have graced the high school desks of children, their parents and even their grandparents. The themes we see in Shakespeare and George Orwell were relevant when they were written and they are equally relevant today.

But as kids become more tech-savvy, many are turning away from reading as a means of education and entertainment. Just in case literature really starts falling by the wayside, here are 10 classic books reimagined with click-baity titles:

How not to end a relationship

A.K.A. Romeo & Juliet

These two kids were attacked by a racist. You’ll never believe who stepped in to protect them.

A.K.A. To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird Link-Baity Title Remake

Old school Wolf of Wall Street? This author uses “damn” 85 times in one novel

A.K.A. The Catcher in the Rye

The “Rich Kids of Instagram” have nothing on this guy

A.K.A. The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Link-Baity Title Remake

Watch this guy’s science experiment go horribly wrong

A.K.A. Frankenstein

One of the most epic #roadtrips of all time

A.K.A. The Hobbit

The Hobbit Click-Baity Remake

What if Twilight featured normal looking people?

A.K.A. Dracula

The 5 types of people you don’t want to be trapped on a deserted island with

A.K.A. The Lord of The Flies

Lord of the Flies Click-Baity Remake

Is this where the NSA got all of its ideas?

A.K.A. 1984

Also one of the most epic #roadtrips of all time

A.K.A. The Odyssey

If “everyone belongs to everyone,” is Tinder doomed?

A.K.A. A Brave New World

A Brave New World Click-Baity Remake

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Grocery stores fear him as this man reveals the horrors that lead to your dinner plate

"The Jungle" Upton Sinclair


Waking up to these 3 men will change your life


Christmas Carol


The unbelievable story of how a kid with no talent took on and defeated a corporate insider - multiple times!

a.k.a - The Harry Potter Series


WATCH The Continent Unfold Under This Man's Wheels

a.k.a. "On The Road"

He Was Waiting All Life For #Enlightenment. Did He Find It?

a.k.a. "Siddhartha"

How To Become The King Of a Desert Island With Just a Few Barrels Of Gunpowder And a Couple Of Goats

a.k.a. "Robinson Crusoe"

This Man's Anger Issues Got Out Of Control And Pissed Off Even The Gods

a.k.a. "The Iliad"

10 Stories Every Day For 10 Days: All The Spicy Details Inside ->

a.k.a "The Decameron" 

"I Saw Hell And I Got Back." Listen To This Man's Fascinating Journey In The Netherworld

a.k.a. "The Divine Comedy"


One woman didn’t realize how out of control her spending habit was until it was too late—You won’t believe how bad the consequences got.

It’s hard to comprehend how much living one guy packed into 24 crazy hours in Dublin. Literally.

You thought the cast of the Jersey Shore was wild? No way they could keep up with these lost generation party animals.

99% of the world is trying to tear down a few talented people. They have some crazy ideas about how to succeed anyway. (And they’re not going to take no for an answer.) 

Why people sticking to rigid gender roles have it all wrong: See how some cross-dressing fun turned into serious romance.

Madame Bovary


The Sun Also Rises

Atlas Shrugged

All of Shakespeare's comedies