An explanatory and pronouncing dictionary of the noted names of fiction, including also familiar pseudonyms, surnames bestowed on eminent men, and analogous popular appellations often referred to in literature and conversation

An explanatory and pronouncing dictionary of the noted names of fiction, including also familiar pseudonyms, surnames bestowed on eminent men, and analogous popular appellations often referred to in literature and conversation

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ANEXPLANATORY AND PEONOUNOlNGDICTIONARY OF THE NOTEDNAMES OF FICTIONINCLUDING ALSOFAMILIAR PSEUDONYMS, SURNAMES BESTOWED ON EMINENT MEN, ANDANALOGOUS POPULAR APPELLATIONS OFTEN REFERREDTO IN LITERATURE AND CONVERSATIONBy WILLIAM A. WHEELERWITH APPENDIX BY CHARLES G. WHEELERSo eine Arbeit eigentlich nie fertig wird ; . . . mansie fiir fertig erklaren muss, wenn man nach Zeit undUmstanden das Moglichste daran gethan hat.GOETHI.BOSTON AND NEW YORKHOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY(3Cbc Riber^ibe prw, CambriboeREFERENCE& BIBLIOG.COPYRIGHT, 1 BY WILLIAM A. WHEELER86s,COPYRIGHT, IQI?,1889, 1893, AND BY OLIVE W. WHEELERRESERVED INCLtTOING THE RIGHTALL RIGHTS TO REPRODUCKTHIS BOOK OR PARTS THEREOF IN ANY FORMVNf3\A/0REFERENCE& filBUOG.ToRICHARD SOULEASAFFECTIONATEA TOKEN OF RESPECT.^960354PREFACE TO NINETEENTH EDITION.The original work, now freshly offered to the public, waspublished in 1865, and has remained since that date the author-ity in the department which it occupies, and the model uponwhich many books of like character have been constructed. Ithas been in constant demand, and, so far as it covers literaturewhen it was first compiled, remains practicallyup to the datequarter century, however, adds materially tocomplete. A of athe stock of fiction, and gives opportunity for fictitious charac-noted and familiar. publishers thereforeters to become Theoriginalhave deemed it proper to add an appendix to the work,and have entrusted the ...

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AN EXPLANATORY AND PEONOUNOlNG DICTIONARY OF THE NOTED NAMES OF FICTION INCLUDING ALSO FAMILIAR PSEUDONYMS, SURNAMES BESTOWED ON EMINENT MEN, AND ANALOGOUS POPULAR APPELLATIONS OFTEN REFERRED TO IN LITERATURE AND CONVERSATION By WILLIAM A. WHEELER WITH APPENDIX BY CHARLES G. WHEELER So eine Arbeit eigentlich nie fertig wird ; . . . man sie fiir fertig erklaren muss, wenn man nach Zeit und Umstanden das Moglichste daran gethan hat. GOETHI. BOSTON AND NEW YORK HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY (3Cbc Riber^ibe prw, Cambriboe REFERENCE & BIBLIOG. COPYRIGHT, 1 BY WILLIAM A. WHEELER86s, COPYRIGHT, IQI?,1889, 1893, AND BY OLIVE W. WHEELER RESERVED INCLtTOING THE RIGHTALL RIGHTS TO REPRODUCK THIS BOOK OR PARTS THEREOF IN ANY FORM VNf3 \A/0 REFERENCE & filBUOG. To RICHARD SOULE AS AFFECTIONATEA TOKEN OF RESPECT. ^ 960354 PREFACE TO NINETEENTH EDITION. The original work, now freshly offered to the public, was published in 1865, and has remained since that date the author- ity 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 when it was first compiled, remains practicallyup to the date quarter century, however, adds materially tocomplete. A of a the stock of fiction, and gives opportunity for fictitious charac- noted and familiar. publishers thereforeters to become The originalhave deemed it proper to add an appendix to the 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 care- fully to the spirit and plan of the original work. His main task has been to glean from the copious literature of the last twenty- five years such additions demanded by the judgment ofas seem readers but he has opportunity to supply a few; also taken the omissions in he had thethe original work, and for this has 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. Boston, 1889.Aprils