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Famous Books Published Anonymously

Controversial, private, or calculated, some authors have their reasons for publishing anonymously. Sometimes the book is too old, or the author simply unknown. Many of the works below first were by an anonymous author, only to be claimed later on. Browse below for the famous and influential books.

  1. 1

    Primary Colors

    by Anonymous and Joe Klein

    Primary Colors Book Cover Picture
    Primary Colors Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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  2. 2

    Common Sense

    by Thomas Paine

    Common Sense Book Cover Picture
    Common Sense Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $13.00

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  3. 3

    Frankenstein

    by Mary Shelley

    Frankenstein Book Cover Picture
    Frankenstein Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $23.00

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  4. 4

    The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

    by James Weldon Johnson

    The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man Book Cover Picture
    The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $13.00

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  5. 5

    The Dream of the Red Chamber

    by Tsao Hsueh-Chin

    The Dream of the Red Chamber Book Cover Picture
    The Dream of the Red Chamber Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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  6. 6

    Paperback
    $14.95

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  7. 7

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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  8. 8

    Paperback
    $12.00

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