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An Explanatory and Pronouncing Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction

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An Explanatory and Pronouncing Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction
Original Title An Explanatory and Pronouncing Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction
Author Wheeler, William Adolphus, 1833-1874
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Topics dictionary, authors, pseudonyms, fiction, pronunciation, history of literature, literature history, world literature
Collection folkscanomy_miscellaneous, folkscanomy, additional_collections
Language English
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Appendix by Charles G. Wheeler. — Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press, 1917. — 478 p.Including also familiar pseudonyms, surnames bestowed on eminent men, and analogous popular appellations often referred to in literature and conversation.The original work, now freshly offered to the public, was published in 1865, and has remained since that date the authority in the department which it occupies, and the model upon which many books of like character have been constructed. It has been in constant demand, and, so far as it covers literature up to the date when it was first compiled, remains practically complete. A quarter of a century, however, adds materially to the stock of fiction, and gives opportunity for fictitious characters to become noted and familiar. The publishers therefore have deemed it proper to add an appendix to the original work, and have entrusted the preparation to the competent hand of Mr. Charles G. Wheeler, a nephew of the editor of the work, who was associated with his uncle in compiling the companion volume Familiar Allusions. In constructing the Appendix, Mr. Wheeler has kept carefully to the spirit and plan of the original work. His main task has been to glean from the copious literature of the last twentyfive years such additions as seem demanded by the judgment of readers, but be has also taken the opportunity to supply a few omissions in the original work, and for this he has had the aid of notes left for the purpose by the late Mr. William A. Wheeler. The new edition, therefore, of the Dictionary represents the latest and most thoroughly ordered survey of the field which it occupies. (1889)
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