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non-fiction Famous Books by Anonymous Authors

Walter Graves
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Anonymous books, a list of books by anonymous authors. While some of these books may have since had their author discovered, they were all originally published anonymously. Most often, this happens because the book deals with controversial or political subject matters. In other instances, the writer simply wishes to maintain their privacy. Some have also suggested that the more recent books were published anonymously as a marketing gimmick. This list includes both modern and historic anonymous texts. As mentioned above, in many cases the true writers have been discovered after publication. Such cases have been noted below.

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A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder Revealed to be authored by James De Mille

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A Woman in Berlin

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An Essay on the Principle of Population Revealed to be authored by T.R. Malthus

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Ancient Egyptian funerary texts

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Ancient Egyptian medical papyri

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Anti-Machiavel Revealed to be authored by Frederick the Great

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Beowulf

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Cantar de Mio Cid

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Chilam Balam

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Common sense The letters of Common sense respecting the state bank and paper currency, Common sense to John Bull - Revealed to be authored by Thomas Paine

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Corpus Hermeticum

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Debate between bird and fish

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Democracy Revealed to be authored by Henry Adams

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Dream of the Red Chamber Revealed to be authored by Cao Xueqin

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Dresden Codex

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Elizabeth and Her German Garden Revealed to be authored by Elizabeth von Arnim

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Enûma Eliš

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Fighting for Our Lives

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Gesta Hungarorum

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Go Ask Alice Revealed to be authored by Beatrice Sparks.

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Hurrian hymn to Nikkal

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Hypnerotomachia Poliphili

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I Ching

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Kesh Temple Hymn

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La Farce de maître Pierre Pathelin

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Lazarillo de Tormes

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Narrative of Some Things of New Spain and of the Great City of Temestitan

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O: A Presidential Novel

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Primary Colors Revealed to be authored by Joe Klein.

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Recipes for Disaster

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Rolling Thunder

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Romance of Lust

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

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St. Erkenwald

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Sumerian creation myth

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Supernatural Religion: An Inquiry into the Reality of Divine Revelation Revealed to be authored by Walter Richard Cassels

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Tamerlane and Other Poems Revealed to be authored by Edgar Allan Poe

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The Autobiography of a Flea

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The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man Revealed to be authored by James Weldon Johnson

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The Battle of Maldon

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The Bride Stripped Bare Revealed to be authored by Nikki Gemmell.

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The Key of Solomon

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The Second Shepherds' Play

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The Secret History of the Mongols

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The Skibby Chronicle

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The String of Pearls

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The Voynich manuscript

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The Way of a Pilgrim