We thought we could beat on against the current without being borne back ceaselessly into the past. Boy, were we wrong

I can’t lay claim to the fine clickbait headline at the top of this article, which comes courtesy of that great website The Millions which has turned its attentions to reimagining the titles of some classic books in the style of clickbait phenomenon The Upworthy.

As I’m sure you’re well aware, the headline above riffs on the final lines of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Here are a few of my favourites from The Millions and here’s a link to the article and full list by Janet Potter and Nick Moran.