INFOGRAPHIC: The Author Behind the Pseudonym

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Many of us know that “Mark Twain” was really a nom de plume chosen by Samuel Langhorne Clemens, and that Mary Ann Evans wrote under the name “George Eliot” to make readers and publishers think she was a man. But did you know that Julian Barnes has also used a pseudonym? This handy infographic from Jonkers Rare Books lists the pen names of famous authors, and tells you why they chose them:

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