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Sep 6, 2007, 1:03pm Top

I recently noticed I've got two pairs of books that share the exact same title though they're written by different people ... anyone else? (I'm not expecting anyone to come up with five, but I wasn't sure where else to post this.)

The double by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Double by Jose Saramago

The cave by Tim Krabbe
The Cave by Jose Saramago

... and, obviously/bizarrely, both of my twins include a Saramago book!

Edited: Sep 6, 2007, 2:59pm Top

I don't think I actually have any doubles, but I know there are several books called "Northern Lights" (which is why Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass was retitled in the U.S.), and I've had The Bright Phoenix by Harold Mead bring up the wrong touchstone.

Edited: Sep 6, 2007, 4:12pm Top

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Twilight by Meg Cabot
Twilight by Elie Wiesel
Twilight by Cate Tiernan

After trying to find the correct touchstone I could have added a fifth but these are the four that I was really familiar with...

Edited: Sep 6, 2007, 4:15pm Top

These probably don't count, since they are on the same subject, but I have four books titled Charles Rennie Mackintosh, one titled Charles R. Mackintosh, and yet another called The Architect's Architect: Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Then there's Aphrodite, by Pierre Louÿs, and the book of the same title by Isabel Allende.

Edited: Sep 6, 2007, 5:26pm Top

Sep 6, 2007, 5:48pm Top

Found a pair.

Snow by Orhan Pamuk
Snow by Nigel Frith

Sep 6, 2007, 9:35pm Top

The Siege by Peter David and Troy Denning
The Gold Coast by Nelson DeMille and Kim Stanley Robinson
The Legacy by R.A. Salvatore and Lynda LaPlante
The Fury by John Farris and Colin Forbes
Final Frontier by Diane Carey and
Final Frontier (series) by Peter David

*No luck with touchstones (confusion reigned)

Sep 7, 2007, 6:00am Top

I don't think "Voltaire" in numerous languages counts! I've also not counted the numerous works I have by different authors entitled Collected Poems and Complete Poems! I do have two books called "History of the Byzantine Empire" and two called "The Greek World", but they have different subtitles.

Sep 7, 2007, 2:17pm Top

In my library, I have

The Night Watch by Sarah Waters and
Night Watch by Terry Pratchett and
The Night Watch by Sean Stewart.

LibraryThing turns up eighteen more books titled "Night Watch" or "The Night Watch" (three of which have subtitles), for a total of 21. Can anyone find one with more? (I think biographies titled just with the person's name are cheating....)

Sep 8, 2007, 1:09pm Top

Wizard at Large by Terry Brooks (a Magic Kingdom of Landover novel)
Wizard at Large by Jim Butcher (a book club omnibus of some of the Dresden Files books)

The Touch by F. Paul Wilson (part of the Adversary Cycle)
The Touch by Brian Lumely (I suppose technicaly it's Necroscope: The Touch but I don't count Necroscope since it's the name of the series)

Edited: Sep 17, 2007, 6:43pm Top

I only truly found one pair. I had others, but they had subtitles that were different.

Haunted by Kelley Armstrong
haunted by Tamara Thorne

Just remembered

lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle
Lost World by Michael Crichton

Sep 11, 2007, 7:15am Top

Night by Elie Wiesel
Night by Francis Pollini

Sep 18, 2007, 3:35pm Top

Personal History, by Vincent Sheean (read 14 Mar 1947)

Personal History, by Katharine Graham (read 22 Aug 1997)

Edited: Dec 19, 2007, 8:07pm Top

The Prince of Darkness by P Doherty
The Prince of Darkness by Jean Plaidy
The Prince of Darkness by Sharon Penman

All by different Authors - two about Prince John, and one about Prince Edward (later to become Edward II)

Edited: Dec 19, 2007, 9:51pm Top

It's impossible to even estimate the number of people who have entitled a book Collected Poems. Just a very partial list would include: Zbigniew Herbert, T. S. Eliot, Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes (I wonder if he stole the idea from her), William Blake, A.E Housman, Stanley Kunitz, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Philip Whalen, I could go on!

If anyone wants to answer the question "what's wrong with modern poetry?" -- I submit that a paucity of originality in titling books is at least a symptom.

Dec 20, 2007, 6:48pm Top

Blood Ties by David Adams Richards
Blood Ties by C.C. Humphreys

Dec 21, 2007, 8:38pm Top

Courtesy of wonky touchstones:

The Innocent by Harlan Coben
The Innocent by Posie Graeme-Evans
The Innocent by Ian McEwan


The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare
Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
Winter's Tale by Isak Dineson

Dec 21, 2007, 11:08pm Top

I have read two with the same name:

Dead Wrong by J. A. Jance
Dead Wrong by William X. Kienzle

No touchstone for the second book.

Edited: Dec 22, 2007, 2:30am Top

The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
The Painted Veil by Susan Carroll

Edited to add:
There are several Emma's also. Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Kaoru Mori

Dec 22, 2007, 10:36am Top

Edited: Dec 22, 2007, 11:49pm Top

Dec 26, 2007, 9:28pm Top

Dec 29, 2007, 4:37am Top

Nov 27, 2014, 3:54am Top

Edited: Nov 27, 2014, 8:20am Top

I noticed just yesterday that I'd catalogued Rose in Bloom incorrectly - I wanted the Alcott title.

Not quite identical but I have copies of Original Sin and Original Sins.

Dec 4, 2014, 5:40pm Top

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