Dictionary of Pseudonyms

13,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins, 5th ed.

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About the Book

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.

About the Author(s)

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.

Bibliographic Details

Adrian Room
Format: hardcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 536
Bibliographic Info: bibliography
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4373-4
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5763-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

Introduction      3

THE DICTIONARY      11

Bibliography      525

Book Reviews & Awards

“numerous cross-references…recommended”—Booklist; “highly recommended”—Choice; “impressively thorough…a unique reference book”—ARBA; “Room is one of the most prolific reference authors of the last 30 years…should be the reference of choice on assumed names”—Reference Reviews.