Stephen Smith's An Inkwell of Pen Names PDF

By Stephen Smith

ISBN-10: 1425728243

ISBN-13: 9781425728243

ISBN-10: 1425728251

ISBN-13: 9781425728250

ISBN-10: 146284197X

ISBN-13: 9781462841974

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. good points of the compendium comprise pen names starting with each letter of the alphabet, authors from twenty-five nations, the recipients of the Nobel Prize for literature who used pseudonyms, and a balanced choice of women and men authors.

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G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds (1898) opened the way to the science fiction of the twentieth century. The writing of authors such as Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988), and Theodore Sturgeon (1918-1985) has fueled the genre for its journey into the twenty-first century. Isaac Asimov was born in Petrovichi, a small town in what is now Russia, but his family emigrated to the United States when he was three. He began submitting science fiction stories for publication in the late 1930s and, although he didn’t turn out as many works as there are stars in the sky, he authored over three hundred books.

During Adams’ career he also wrote stories under the name Irving Brown and the Old Stager. Adams’ books were designed to instill good values in youth. D.? Perhaps Oliver Optic could see only so far. C. L. I. O. (Joseph Addison) 1672-1719 Isaac Bickerstaff (Richard Steele) 1672-1729 Methinks their very names shine still and bright; Apart—like glow-worms on a summer’s night. William Wordsworth, Ecclesiastical Sonnets Like Gilbert and Sullivan, Addison and Steele are often mentioned in the same breath.

But Baum wrote other works using these new pen names: Floyd Akers, Laura Bancroft, Georges Brooks, John Estes Cooke, Captain Hugh Fitzgerald, Suzanne Metcalf, Schuyler Staunton (His mother’s maiden name was Stanton), and Edith Van Dyne. As Floyd Akers, Baum authored a series of boys’ books between 1908-11. The Boy Fortune Hunters in Alaska was followed by five more books tracing the fortune hunters’ adventures in Egypt, Panama, China, the Yucatan Peninsula, and the South Seas. As Edith Van Dyne, Baum penned a series of girls’ books about Aunt Jane’s nieces.

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