Victorian Women Writers with Masculine Nom De Plumes

I am writing an article about the sisters of genius, and this seems a good match for the underlying discourse.

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George Sand in masculine clothing

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We all know that Mary Shelley is one of the mothers of the Science Fiction, but being a woman writer, poet and/or author was never an easy road to travail. Mary was lucky to get her work published under her own name. Other women authors took a different route to publication, and offered their work up under masculine nom de plumes. I have chosen to share a short observation of four of the finest, and why they chose to take on the mantle of masculinity.

George Sand, pen name of Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin. This image is of George in masculine dress, which she favoured over feminine clothing for its comfort and its ability to gain her access to places generally not frequented by women of her era.

George Sand, the alter ego of the Frenchwoman Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin, was one of the original rebels who became just as famous for her celebrity as…

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