An Inkwell of Pen Names
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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