An Inkwell of Pen Names

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Xlibris Corporation, Nov 20, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 203 pages
An Inkwell of Pen Names tells the stories of 100 authors pen names in a hundred short chapters. Many other authors who used pen names are discussed incidentally. Features of the compendium include pen names beginning with every letter of the alphabet, authors from twenty-five countries, the recipients of the Nobel Prize for literature who used pseudonyms, and a balanced selection of men and women authors.

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I have not read this complete book, but I did read a page on Louisa May Alcott which contained some incorrect information. Louisa May Aloctt never married. Her older sister Anna married John Pratt.

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Stephen Smith was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1945. He majored in English at Brooklyn College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1967. Years later he returned to his alma mater to earn a Masters Degree in English. Mr. Smith was a teacher of English in high school for thirty-two years. He also did research for The Encyclopaedia Judaica Yearbook from 1978 to 1994. He retired from his teaching duties in 2000 and has been pursuing his interest in writing.

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