Mary Ann Evans, Ann Petry, Edith Cooper, Katherine Bradley, Violet Paget, Amantine Aurore Dupin, Mary Bright, Julia Cruger, Mary Kingsley, Frances Tiernan, Pearl Richards, Mary Hawker, Aubertine Woodward Moore, Henrietta Everett, Julia Frankau, Alice Dunbar Nelson, Natsu Higuchi, Julie Fletcher, Frances Rollin Whipper, Violet Nicolson, Ann Smith, Fatemeh Farahani, Margaret Fairless Barber, Doris Boake Kerr, Mary Tuttiett, Edith Maude Eaton.
Have you heard of these authors?
If not, it is probably because many female writers throughout history were forced to use male pen names in order for their work to be taken seriously. But now, Baileys, makers of the famous Irish Cream, and sponsors of the Woman’s Prize for Fiction, have released the Reclaim Her Name Collection of free ebooks published, most for the first time, under the actual names of their female authors.
You can download all 24 ebooks on Baileys’ website.