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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. beneficial properties 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 collection of women and men authors.

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Browne’s pen name caught on so well that the author’s friends (who included Mark Twain) called him Artemus. From time to time Browne’s signature also became Artemus. Between 1860 and 1866 Browne made a series of popular lecture tours which brought him to such places as New York City, Memphis, San Francisco, Montreal, New Orleans and, finally, to London. Stand-up comedy is not a new phenomenon. An excellent sampling of Browne’s humor can be found in Artemus Ward: His Book (1862), Artemus Ward: His Travels (1865), and Artemus Ward in London (1867).

From 1867 to 1875 Adams edited Oliver Optic’s Magazine for Boys and Girls. 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.

Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch) 1863-1944&A. (Matthew Arnold) 1822-1888 Alcofribas Nasier (François Rabelais) 1494-1553 Shalom Aleichem (Shalom Yakov Rabinovitz) 1859-1916 Ouida (Louise de la Ramé) 1839-1908 Barbara Vine (Ruth Barbara Rendell) 1930- Benjamin F. Johnson (James Whitcomb Riley) 1849-1916 Leonard Q. Ross (Leo Calvin Rosten) 1908-1997 AE (George William Russell) 1867-1935 Jedediah Cleishbotham (Walter Scott) 1771-1832 George Seferis (Giorgos Stylianou Seferiades) 1900-1971 Ueda Akinari (Ueda Senjiro) 1734-1809 Fiona Macleod (William Sharp) 1856-1905 Corno di Bassetto (George Bernard Shaw) 1856-1950 Tse (Isaac Bashevis Singer) 1904-1991 Captain George North (Robert Louis Stevenson) 1850-1894 Christopher Crowfield (Harriet Elizabeth Beecher) 1811-1896 M.

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