A Brief History Of Pen Names

Pen names are as old as books. Authors have hidden behind pseudonyms for a plethora of reasons – sometimes personal, and other times political.

This Infographic on A History of Noms De Plume will help you understand many of them. The reasons differ, but some of the more recurring motives provide an intriguing snapshot of historical attitudes.

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Posted on: 23rd May 2015