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! Literary workers are fond of writing ■ under ass mcd names, and many eminent 1 authors have been known to sheltor > ihemsdlves under the ehaie of the annoy • mouß. Mr Gladstone haß oooaslonalij I written over the signature •' Etonenßip," : whl'e Sir William Harooart first became known to fame under the name of > " Hiß'orionß." Mr Bradlaugh is "Iconoclast" is wlde.y kaown m coutroverßial olroles, while the assnmed name of Mr Labouehore — " A Besieged Resident m Paris " — was better known during tha time of the Franoo'?erman war than it ifl now. Lord Tejqyaon wr^te m Punch m 1846 under the psaudonym " Aloiblades," and Lord Bramwell is Well known as the author of the art'oles over the norn de plumt " B," In the " Times,," " Runnymede " betrayed tbe band of Lord JtSeaoorifefield. Novelists have been fond of noms de pluWfQ, Charles Diokens at various Stages of his career assumed different uHbbbs. " Boy " and his papers are kaown all over tbe world over , but only Dickens students known that he sometimes figured under tho nane of "Godfrey Gparkß." * Thackeray, whose style betrayed him, wrote nnder tho name of ' Michael Angelo Tiimirßh," the Miohael Ange'o being a niokoame bestowed on him by a friend on aooount of bis artistic genius, while Titmarah was added aa a humorous anticlimax. IC O. J. Yellowplush" also betrays the hand whioh wrote " Vanity Fair"; while ''G. FKzboodle" was another name, occasionally m his early days, adopted by the same author. In some of the Edinburgh magazines Sir Walter Scptt wrote as 4< Vlfjioriary." and was long known by the name of *?lhe Author of Waverley." * 4 George Eliot" waß the asßum?d name of Mrs J W. Gross, and " Johnny ' Ludlow " was the chosen designation of the late Mrs Henry Wood. Tho lady who iR known to readers as "A,LO.K."(a lady of Knglandi is Charlotte Maria Tucker. Tbe Saturday Bevinw papora, by « Tho Girl of the Period. ' were writtan by Mra E Lynn Lynton, while tho books published by "0.X." &ie tho work of Olga Kireet, dow Madr-mo de Novikoff. ■ "Florence Mwryatt" is now Mis F. Lenn, while "Helen Mathe s" Is known m her olrole as Mrs Keeves. " Hesb» Strelton" Is Surah Smith, and ''John Strange Winter" la Mrs H. B. V, Siannard. William Black is identical with "Mr Plslatratua Browc," while Waiter Besnnt has been known to disguise himself as l f Walter Maurice," Mr Grant Allen, one of onr most versatile literary men, has two ftoma d« plum?, "O#pU Power 1 ' »nd "tf. Acbofchaqt

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ASSUMED NAMES, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2175, 17 July 1889

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ASSUMED NAMES Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2175, 17 July 1889