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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Reference Question of the Month

Posted by Judy T.

Many readers are familiar with the fact that Mark Twain’s real name is Samuel Langhorne Clemens and Dr. Seuss is really Theodore Geisel.  Can you match the following authors’ real names with their chosen pseudonyms?

1.  Chloe Anthony Wofford              a.  Boz
2.  Mary Ann Evans                         b.  George Orwell
3.  Agatha Christie                         c.  Voltaire
4.  Charles Lutwidge Dodgson         d.  Anne Rice
5.  Erle Stanley Gardner                  e.  Toni Morrison
6.  William Sydney Porter                f.  A. A. Fair
7.   Eric Arthur Blair                        g. J. D. Robb
8.   Charles Dickens                        h.  Mary Westmacott
9.   Howard Allen O’Brien                i.  O’Henry
10. Nora Roberts                            j.  George Eliot
11.  Francois-Marie Arouet              k. Lewis Carroll
12.  Daniel Handler                         l.  Lemony Snicket

Answers: 1e; 2j; 3h; 4k; 5f; 6i; 7b; 8a; 9d; 10g; 11c; 12l

Source:  Gale Biography in Context (Edwardsville Public Library subscription database—available on all computers in the Library and from home with an Edwardsville library card)

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