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Pen name   /pɛn neɪm/   Listen
Pen name

An author's pseudonym.  Synonym: nom de plume.

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... unique environment, Irving passed his boyhood. Unlike his brothers, he did not go to Columbia College, but like Charles Brockden Brown studied law, and like him never seriously practiced the profession. Under the pen name of "Jonathan Oldstyle," he was writing, at the age of nineteen, newspaper letters, modeled closely after Addison's Spectator. Ill health drove Irving at twenty-one to take a European trip, which lasted two years. His next appearance in literature after ...
— History of American Literature • Reuben Post Halleck

Words linked to "Pen name" :   anonym, nom de guerre, pseudonym

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