Questions tagged [anonymity]

Questions about the anonymity of works whose author was not known at the time of publication or cannot be identified. This tag should be used for questions about anonymity as such, not for questions about other aspects of works that were published anonymously.

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Why is the author of the novel "West of the Water Tower" not named?

I have a copy of the 1923 novel West of the Water Tower by Homer Croy. Nowhere in the book is the author named, nor is there an "about the author" section. The last couple of pages advertise ...
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Why was Far from the Madding Crowd first published anonymously?

I recently learned that Thomas Hardy's novel Far from the Madding Crowd was first published anonymously in Cornhill Magazine. As far as I know, publishing novels as monthly serials was reasonably ...