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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.
1
A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder
Revealed to be authored by James De Mille
2
A Woman in Berlin
3
An Essay on the Principle of Population
Revealed to be authored by T.R. Malthus
4
Ancient Egyptian funerary texts
5
Ancient Egyptian medical papyri
6
Anti-Machiavel
Revealed to be authored by Frederick the Great
7
Beowulf
8
Cantar de Mio Cid
9
Chilam Balam
10
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
11
Corpus Hermeticum
12
Debate between bird and fish
13
Democracy
Revealed to be authored by Henry Adams
14
Dream of the Red Chamber
Revealed to be authored by Cao Xueqin
15
Dresden Codex
16
Elizabeth and Her German Garden
Revealed to be authored by Elizabeth von Arnim
17
Enûma Eliš
18
Fighting for Our Lives
19
Gesta Hungarorum
20
Go Ask Alice
Revealed to be authored by Beatrice Sparks.
21
Hurrian hymn to Nikkal
22
Hypnerotomachia Poliphili
23
I Ching
24
Kesh Temple Hymn
25
La Farce de maître Pierre Pathelin