Baileys Is Recognizing Female Authors Who Used Male Pseudonyms With a 25-Book Collection

For the first time, more than 2 dozen women will have their real names adorn the covers of books they wrote

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The limited-edition collection of female-authored and accredited books will be available to download online as ebooks for free. Courtesy of Baileys/WPFF

Egerton, Eliot, Fleming and Sand may have all been the “men” behind some of the most widely celebrated works in the Western literary canon, but not a single George authored these texts. In fact, the writers of Keynotes, Middlemarch, The Head of Medusa and Indiana were all women who chose to adopt pseudonyms during a time when gender could hinder ones chances in being published. 

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