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An Inkwell of Pen Names tells the tales of a hundred authors' pen names in 100 brief chapters. Many different authors who used pen names are mentioned by the way. positive aspects of the compendium contain pen names starting with each letter of the alphabet, authors from twenty-five international locations, the recipients of the Nobel Prize for literature who used pseudonyms, and a balanced choice of women and men authors.

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Paradoxically, Alcott’s poems in the magazine were printed under her real name. (Incidentally, Frank Leslie was a pseudonym. ) In 1868 Alcott became editor of Merry’s Museum, a children’s magazine. The writing that she did for the publication, for the edification of youngsters, was attributed to Aunt Wee and Cousin Tribulation. Alcott also continued the story of Jo March, a character in Little Women, in Aunt Jo’s Scrap Book (six volumes published between 1872 and 1882), and in Jo’s Boys, published in 1886.

For during the eight years she took on the mantle of John Sedges she also published novels, set in Asia, under her real name. Among the many popular novels she wrote with Asian settings are Dragon Seed (1942), Pavilion of Women (1946), Imperial Woman (1956), The Living Reed (1963), the story of a Korean family, and Mandala (1970), which is set in India. She also wrote two autobiographical works: My Several Worlds (1954) and A Bridge For Passing (1964). A number of screen adaptations of Pearl Buck’s novels have been made, including “The Good Earth” (1937), starring Paul Muni and Luise Rainer.

In April 1726 Arouet was arrested for carrying pistols in the street and was again sent to the Bastille. The author offered to leave France if he were released. A bargain was struck and Arouet sailed to England in May. When he returned to France three years later Arouet’s writings were beginning to become a force for social change. Paul French (Isaac Asimov) 1920-1992 On this foundation would I build my fame, And emulate the Greek and Roman name. 1) Science fiction as a literary genre has a long and glorious history.

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