List of anonymously published works

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Throughout the history of literature, since the creation of bound texts in the forms of books and codices, various works have been published and written anonymously, often due to their political or controversial nature, or merely for the purposes of the privacy of their authors, among other reasons. This article provides a list of literary works published anonymously, either attributed to "Anonymous", or with no specific author's name given.

Not included in this list are works which predate the advent of publishing and general attribution of authorship, such as ancient written inscriptions (such as hieroglyphic or pictographical, transcribed texts), certain historical folklore and myths of oral traditions now published as text, and reference or plain texts (letters, notes, graffiti) recovered archaeologically, which are otherwise unimportant to literary studies. Religious texts and grimoires, which are often written anonymously, may appear, along with works initially written anonymously whose authors are now known.

This list is ordered alphabetically by title.

Works predating the Common Era[edit]

Ancient Mesopotamian works[edit]

Ancient Egyptian works[edit]

Other works[edit]

  • I Ching
  • The Aesop Romance
  • The New Testament, other than the authentic Epistles of Paul

Early classics[edit]

15th century[edit]

Modern pasquinades glued to the Pasquino statue in Rome.

16th century[edit]

17th century[edit]

18th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

21st century[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "L'auteur du Livre sans nom se confie". Metro France. Archived from the original on 16 September 2011. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 

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