By Stephen Smith
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 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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He favored his middle name and liked to be called Frank Baum. During his lifetime he had a number of careers and used a variety of pen names. Baum printed his own newspaper, played Shakespearean roles on the stage, sold oil, edited a newspaper, and sold crockery. This gentle man from Upstate New York also wrote many books which children still love to read. Baum’s career as an author began when his mother-in-law saw he had a knack for telling stories to his children. Why not write them down she asked.
Baum he had written The Maid of Arran, a play, in 1882. Two other plays by Baum, using the same pseudonym, were published in the 1880s. But now Baum took up writing as a profession. Under his own name he wrote Mother Goose in Prose in 1897 and Father Goose: His Book, which sold more copies than any other children’s book in 1899. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was published under Baum’s own name in 1900. By 1902 the fantasy was so popular that it was made into a successful Broadway musical. ) Fourteen books about Oz followed.
Edward Trevor is a mirror image of Robert, Bulwer-Lytton’s middle name, with the b changed to a v. Fane also adopted a literary name, Neville Temple, for the nonce. ), his family’s motto. Though he was born in London, Bulwer-Lytton was taken to Ireland when he was five and later lived in Italy. In fact, most of his life was spent far from England, serving in various diplomatic posts. C. Then he served as second secretary at the British embassy in Vienna. Later he represented his country in Copenhagen, Athens, Lisbon, and Madrid.
An Inkwell of Pen Names by Stephen Smith