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The Secrets Behind Pop Culture's Most Mysterious Pseudonyms
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The Secrets Behind Pop Culture's Most Mysterious Pseudonyms | Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott

Pseudonym: ‘A. M. Barnard’

The thoroughly laudable Louisa May Alcott worked as a nurse during the American Civil War and was a tireless advocate of women’s rights and the abolition of slavery. She was also, of course, the author of the wholesome perennial classics Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men and Jo’s Boys.

But Alcott wrote a handful of more scurrilous adventures under the pen name A. M. Barnard (note the deliberately gender-free moniker). These rather racy and sensationalist entertainments included the Gothic romance A Long Fatal Love Chase, and the revenge melodrama Pauline’s Passion And Punishment.

Alcott was only discovered to be Barnard by an academic studying her letters in the 1970s. A Long Fatal Love Chase was published for the first time in 1995.

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