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Nom de plume : a (secret) history of pseudonyms

Author: Carmela Ciuraru
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Discusses writers throughout history who hoarded secret identities-- sometimes playfully, and sometimes with tragic consequences--including Mark Twain, George Eliot, and Lewis Carroll.
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carmela Ciuraru
ISBN: 9780061735264 0061735264 9780061735271 0061735272
OCLC Number: 641532411
Description: xxiv, 343 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The Brontes and Currer, Acton, and Ellis Bell (1816-1855) --
George Sand and Aurore Dupin (1804-1876) --
George Eliot and Marian Evans (1819-1880) --
Lewis Carroll and Charles Dodgson (1832-1898) --
Mark Twain and Samuel Clemens (1835-1910) --
O. Henry and William Sydney Porter (1862-1910) --
Fernando Pessoa and his heteronyms (1888-1935) --
George Orwell and Eric Blair (1903-1950) --
Isak Dinesen and Karen Blixen (1885-1962) --
Sylvia Plath and Victoria Lucas (1932-1963) --
Henry Green and Henry Yorke (1905-1973) --
Romain Gary and Emile Ajar (1914-1980) --
James Tiptree, Jr. and Alice Sheldon (1915-1987) --
Georges Simenon and Christian Brulls, et al. (1903-1989) --
Patricia Highsmith and Claire Morgan (1921-1995) --
Pauline Reage and Anne Desclos (1907-1998).
Responsibility: Carmela Ciuraru.

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Discusses writers throughout history who hoarded secret identities-- sometimes playfully, and sometimes with tragic consequences--including Mark Twain, George Eliot, and Lewis Carroll.

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