Dictionary of Pseudonyms: 13,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins, 5th ed.

Dictionary of Pseudonyms: 13,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins, 5th ed.

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by Adrian Room
     
 

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Substantially revised and enlarged, this new edition of the Dictionary of Pseudonyms includes more than 2,000 new entries, bringing the volume's total to approximately 13,000 assumed names, nicknames, stage names, and aliases. The introduction has been entirely rewritten, and many previous entries feature new accompanying details or quoted material. This volume also

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Substantially revised and enlarged, this new edition of the Dictionary of Pseudonyms includes more than 2,000 new entries, bringing the volume's total to approximately 13,000 assumed names, nicknames, stage names, and aliases. The introduction has been entirely rewritten, and many previous entries feature new accompanying details or quoted material. This volume also features a significantly greater number of cross-references than was included in previous editions. Arranged by pseudonym, the entries give the true name, vital dates, country of origin or settlement, and profession. Many entries also include the story behind the person's name change.

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numerous cross-references...recommended
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highly recommended
ARBA
impressively thorough...a unique reference book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786457632
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
07/26/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

The late Adrian Room was a noted toponymist and onomastician. The author of more than 50 reference books about words and names, he lived in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.

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