For all sorts of reasons, many authors have wanted to conceal their true identities from the public, and have written under the guise of assumed names, or pseudonyms. Famous authors indulging in this practice include Samuel Longhorne Clemens, better known as MARK TWAIN; William Sydney Porter, masquerading as O. HENRY; and the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, disguised as LEWIS CARROLL.
Borgmann, Dmitri A.
Word Ways: Vol. 6
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol6/iss2/3