An assumed name used by a writer instead of their real name.
- He supplied six more tales to the Monthly Magazine during 1834, and for the publication of the second instalment of the fifth story he signed himself by his new pen-name: ‘Boz’.
- Also remember that fear of retribution usually leads those who test the boundaries of debate to adopt pen-names as the writer of this ground breaking letter surely does.
- Second, most actors and playwrights remained anonymous or adopted pen-names.
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