Anonymity: A Secret History of English Literature

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Many of the great books of English literature were first published without their authors' names upon them. But why did authors choose anonymity? And how did it excite the curiosity of their first readers? Ranging from the sixteenth century to the present day, Anonymity looks at the ways in which the disguises of writers such as Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë were first used to tease readers (and bamboozle critics). It is a gripping and fascinating fast-paced tour of many of the greatest works in English, and will enrich and reward all who love to read.

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[An] engrossing study. -- Robert Colvile "Daily Telegraph"

[An] engrossing study. -- Robert Colvile, Daily Telegraph

Fresh and continuously engaging. -- Denis Donoghue, New York Sun

RQOrganized into suggestively titled chapters--'Mischief,' 'Modesty,' 'Women Being Men,' 'Men Being Women,' 'Danger,' 'Reviewing,' 'Mockery and Devilry,' 'Confession'--this book offers a readable, well-documented study of anonymous and pseudonymous publication. . . . [T]he book is engaging, even absorbing. -- C.S. Vilmar, Choice
[An] engrossing study. -- Robert Colvile, Daily Telegraph
Fresh and continuously engaging. -- Denis Donoghue, New York Sun
Mullan's book convincingly demonstrates that anonymity (or pseudonymity) is a counterintuitively successful method of self-promotion. -- Toronto Star
Mullan's book convincingly demonstrates that anonymity (or pseudonymity) is a counterintuitively successful method of self-promotion. -- "Toronto Star

[Mullan] has written an excellent book--in essence, a series of case histories of anonymous or pseudonymous publication. . . . Some of the cases involve major works, others curious minor ones. All of them are recounted with crisp good sense and a lively eye for anecdotal detail.--John Gross "Wall Street Journal "

Mullan is a shrewd observer of the stratagems devised by women writing as men, men writing as women, political pamphleteers, reviewers and confessional writers.--Duncan Wu "Times Higher Education Supplement "

[An] excellent new volume. . . . [A] compelling exploration of an important and neglected literary phenomenon.--James Robertson "Financial Times "

[An] engrossing study.--Robert Colvile "Daily Telegraph "

[A] thought-provoking volume, full of good examples and research.--Robert McCrum "Observer "

[Mullan] performs some shrewd literary criticism on the writings (some obscure, others less so) that fall within the intelligently concocted parameters of his study, and addresses the common reader with none of the rhodomontade associated with learning.--Pat Leslie "Sunday Telegraph "

[Mullan] has . . . filled a major gap in literary history with this comprehensive survey of the phenomenon. . . . . [A] thoroughly useful survey of the form.--David Sexton "Evening Standard "

[T]horoughly-researched examples reveal Mullan's keen eye for detail and his mastery at dissecting and interpreting text. Through close reading, both of the authors' novels and correspondences, "Anonymity" offers startling insight into the lives and psychological workings of the writers profiled. Given the academic nature of Mullan's material, he still manages to ground his literary scholarship in a relatively accessible tone. . . . John Mullan's book, then, rescues the authors from anonymity by giving readers their life's story, their reasons for concealment. This, I think, is the true treasure in Mullan's book.--Manning Ding "Harvard Crimson "

Fresh and continuously engaging.--Denis Donoghue "New York Sun "

Organized into suggestively titled chapters--'Mischief, ' 'Modesty, ' 'Women Being Men, ' 'Men Being Women, ' 'Danger, ' 'Reviewing, ' 'Mockery and Devilry, ' 'Confession'--this book offers a readable, well-documented study of anonymous and pseudonymous publication. . . . [T]he book is engaging, even absorbing.--C.S. Vilmar "Choice "

Not at all the dusty tome one might expect from an academic. The verdict: I couldn't put it down . . .--John Mark Eberhart "Myrtle Beach Online "
[Mullan] has written an excellent book--in essence, a series of case histories of anonymous or pseudonymous publication. . . . Some of the cases involve major works, others curious minor ones. All of them are recounted with crisp good sense and a lively eye for anecdotal detail.
--John Gross "Wall Street Journal "
Mullan is a shrewd observer of the stratagems devised by women writing as men, men writing as women, political pamphleteers, reviewers and confessional writers.
--Duncan Wu "Times Higher Education Supplement "
[An] excellent new volume. . . . [A] compelling exploration of an important and neglected literary phenomenon.
--James Robertson "Financial Times "
[An] engrossing study.
--Robert Colvile "Daily Telegraph "
[Mullan] performs some shrewd literary criticism on the writings (some obscure, others less so) that fall within the intelligently concocted parameters of his study, and addresses the common reader with none of the rhodomontade associated with learning.
--Pat Leslie "Sunday Telegraph "
[A] thought-provoking volume, full of good examples and research.
--Robert McCrum "Observer "
[Mullan] has . . . filled a major gap in literary history with this comprehensive survey of the phenomenon. . . . . [A] thoroughly useful survey of the form.
--David Sexton "Evening Standard "
Fresh and continuously engaging.
--Denis Donoghue "New York Sun "
Organized into suggestively titled chapters--'Mischief, ' 'Modesty, ' 'Women Being Men, ' 'Men Being Women, ' 'Danger, ' 'Reviewing, ' 'Mockery and Devilry, ' 'Confession'--this book offers a readable, well-documented study of anonymous and pseudonymous publication. . . . [T]he book is engaging, even absorbing.
--C.S. Vilmar "Choice "
[T]horoughly-researched examples reveal Mullan's keen eye for detail and his mastery at dissecting and interpreting text. Through close reading, both of the authors' novels and correspondences, "Anonymity" offers startling insight into the lives and psychological workings of the writers profiled. Given the academic nature of Mullan's material, he still manages to ground his literary scholarship in a relatively accessible tone. . . . John Mullan's book, then, rescues the authors from anonymity by giving readers their life's story, their reasons for concealment. This, I think, is the true treasure in Mullan's book.
--Manning Ding "Harvard Crimson "
Not at all the dusty tome one might expect from an academic. The verdict: I couldn't put it down . . .
--John Mark Eberhart "Myrtle Beach Online "

"[An] engrossing study."--Robert Colvile, "Daily Telegraph"

"Fresh and continuously engaging."--Denis Donoghue, "New York Sun"

"[Mullan] has written an excellent book--in essence, a series of case histories of anonymous or pseudonymous publication. . . . Some of the cases involve major works, others curious minor ones. All of them are recounted with crisp good sense and a lively eye for anecdotal detail."--John Gross, Wall Street Journal

"Mullan is a shrewd observer of the stratagems devised by women writing as men, men writing as women, political pamphleteers, reviewers and confessional writers."--Duncan Wu, Times Higher Education Supplement

"[An] excellent new volume. . . . [A] compelling exploration of an important and neglected literary phenomenon."--James Robertson, Financial Times

"[An] engrossing study."--Robert Colvile, Daily Telegraph

"[Mullan] performs some shrewd literary criticism on the writings (some obscure, others less so) that fall within the intelligently concocted parameters of his study, and addresses the common reader with none of the rhodomontade associated with learning."--Pat Leslie, Sunday Telegraph

"[A] thought-provoking volume, full of good examples and research."--Robert McCrum, Observer (lead review)

"[Mullan] has . . . filled a major gap in literary history with this comprehensive survey of the phenomenon. . . . . [A] thoroughly useful survey of the form."--David Sexton, Evening Standard

"Fresh and continuously engaging."--Denis Donoghue, New York Sun

"Organized into suggestively titled chapters--'Mischief, ' 'Modesty, ' 'Women Being Men, ' 'Men Being Women, ' 'Danger, ' 'Reviewing, ' 'Mockery and Devilry, ' 'Confession'--this book offers a readable, well-documented study of anonymous and pseudonymous publication. . . . [T]he book is engaging, even absorbing."--C.S. Vilmar, Choice

"[T]horoughly-researched examples reveal Mullan's keen eye for detail and his mastery at dissecting and interpreting text. Through close reading, both of the authors' novels and correspondences, Anonymity offers startling insight into the lives and psychological workings of the writers profiled. Given the academic nature of Mullan's material, he still manages to ground his literary scholarship in a relatively accessible tone. . . . John Mullan's book, then, rescues the authors from anonymity by giving readers their life's story, their reasons for concealment. This, I think, is the true treasure in Mullan's book."--Manning Ding, Harvard Crimson

"Mullan's book convincingly demonstrates that anonymity (or pseudonymity) is a counterintuitively successful method of self-promotion."--Toronto Star

"Not at all the dusty tome one might expect from an academic. The verdict: I couldn't put it down."--John Mark Eberhart, Myrtle Beach Online

-[Mullan] has written an excellent book--in essence, a series of case histories of anonymous or pseudonymous publication. . . . Some of the cases involve major works, others curious minor ones. All of them are recounted with crisp good sense and a lively eye for anecdotal detail.---John Gross, Wall Street Journal

-Mullan is a shrewd observer of the stratagems devised by women writing as men, men writing as women, political pamphleteers, reviewers and confessional writers.---Duncan Wu, Times Higher Education Supplement

-[An] excellent new volume. . . . [A] compelling exploration of an important and neglected literary phenomenon.---James Robertson, Financial Times

-[An] engrossing study.---Robert Colvile, Daily Telegraph

-[Mullan] performs some shrewd literary criticism on the writings (some obscure, others less so) that fall within the intelligently concocted parameters of his study, and addresses the common reader with none of the rhodomontade associated with learning.---Pat Leslie, Sunday Telegraph

-[A] thought-provoking volume, full of good examples and research.---Robert McCrum, Observer (lead review)

-[Mullan] has . . . filled a major gap in literary history with this comprehensive survey of the phenomenon. . . . . [A] thoroughly useful survey of the form.---David Sexton, Evening Standard

-Fresh and continuously engaging.---Denis Donoghue, New York Sun

-Organized into suggestively titled chapters--'Mischief, ' 'Modesty, ' 'Women Being Men, ' 'Men Being Women, ' 'Danger, ' 'Reviewing, ' 'Mockery and Devilry, ' 'Confession'--this book offers a readable, well-documented study of anonymous and pseudonymous publication. . . . [T]he book is engaging, even absorbing.---C.S. Vilmar, Choice

-[T]horoughly-researched examples reveal Mullan's keen eye for detail and his mastery at dissecting and interpreting text. Through close reading, both of the authors' novels and correspondences, Anonymity offers startling insight into the lives and psychological workings of the writers profiled. Given the academic nature of Mullan's material, he still manages to ground his literary scholarship in a relatively accessible tone. . . . John Mullan's book, then, rescues the authors from anonymity by giving readers their life's story, their reasons for concealment. This, I think, is the true treasure in Mullan's book.---Manning Ding, Harvard Crimson

-Mullan's book convincingly demonstrates that anonymity (or pseudonymity) is a counterintuitively successful method of self-promotion.---Toronto Star

-Not at all the dusty tome one might expect from an academic. The verdict: I couldn't put it down.---John Mark Eberhart, Myrtle Beach Online

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Anonymity: A Secret History of English Literature by John Mullan is a fascinatingly rich and original study of why many of the greatest authors chose to publish their work anonymously.

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