(1835-1922) American clergyman, theologian, editor, and author.

Lyman Abbott

(1835-1922) American clergyman, theologian, editor, and author.

(1837-1907) American Writer whose most famous work is <I>Stories of a Bad Boy</I>

T. B. Aldrich

(1837-1907) American Writer whose most famous work is Stories of a Bad Boy

Thomas Bailey Aldrich (11/11/1863 - 3/19/1907) was a poet, novelist, traveler, and editor, born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Thomas Bailey Aldrich (11/11/1863 - 3/19/1907) was a poet, novelist, traveler, and editor, born in Portsmouth,…

(1805-1875) Author that wrote children's stories such as <I>The Tin Soldier, The Tinderbox</I> and <I>The Ugly Duckling </I>

Hans Christian Andersen

(1805-1875) Author that wrote children's stories such as The Tin Soldier, The Tinderbox and The Ugly…

A stature of Aristophanes, who was a prolific and commonly celebrated playwright of comedy. He is also known as the Father of Comedy.

Aristophanes

A stature of Aristophanes, who was a prolific and commonly celebrated playwright of comedy. He is also…

Aristotle was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. He wrote on many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, politics, government, ethics, biology and zoology.

Statue of Aristotle

Aristotle was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. He wrote on…

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban KC QC (22 January 1561 &ndash; 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. He is also known as a catalyst of the scientific revolution. His most celebrated works included his The New Atlantis. Bacon was knighted in 1603, created Baron Verulam in 1618, and created Viscount St Alban in 1621; without heirs, both peerages became extinct upon his death.

Lord Bacon

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban KC QC (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher,…

(1800-1891) Historian and diplomat that wrote a 10 volume History of the United States and established the Naval Academy at Annapolis

George Bancroft

(1800-1891) Historian and diplomat that wrote a 10 volume History of the United States and established…

(1831-1919) US Author, Born in Scotland

Amelia E. Barr

(1831-1919) US Author, Born in Scotland

(1860-1937) British author that wrote Peter Pan

James E. Barrie

(1860-1937) British author that wrote Peter Pan

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was a Louisiana-born author, civil servant, politician, inventor, and the first prominent general for the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was a Louisiana-born author, civil servant, politician, inventor,…

Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher was an author and wife of a reverend.

Mrs. Beecher

Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher was an author and wife of a reverend.

(1816-1855) Bronte was an English novelist and known for her following novels: <em>Jane Eyre, Shirley, Villtte</em>, and <em>The Professor</em>.

Charlotte Bronte

(1816-1855) Bronte was an English novelist and known for her following novels: Jane Eyre, Shirley,

(1810-1882) Scottish physician and essayist.

John Brown

(1810-1882) Scottish physician and essayist.

(1841-1901), British poet, novelist and dramatist

Robert Buchanan

(1841-1901), British poet, novelist and dramatist

(1730-1797) English statesman and author.

Edmund Burke

(1730-1797) English statesman and author.

(1730-1797) English statesman and author.

Edmund Burke

(1730-1797) English statesman and author.

Edmund Burke (12 January 1729 &ndash; 9 July 1797) was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher who, after relocating to Great Britain, served for many years in the British House of Commons as a member of the Whig party. He is mainly remembered for his opposition to the French Revolution. It led to him becoming the leading figure within the conservative faction of the Whig party, which he dubbed the "Old Whigs", in opposition to the pro-French-Revolution "New Whigs" led by Charles James Fox. He is generally viewed as the philosophical founder of modern conservatism.

Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke (12 January 1729 – 9 July 1797) was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political…

(1826-1893) Author that was born in what is now Zimbabwe that wrote books such as Phantoms of Africa, The Third Eye and Zebra Zone.

Robert Burnet

(1826-1893) Author that was born in what is now Zimbabwe that wrote books such as Phantoms of Africa,…

(1795-1881) Scottish writer who wrote articles for the <I>Edinburgh Encyclopedia</I> and <I>Sartor Resartus</I> his best known work

Thomas Carlyle

(1795-1881) Scottish writer who wrote articles for the Edinburgh Encyclopedia and Sartor Resartus his…

English writer.

Thomas Caryle

English writer.

English writer/poet, most famous for his "Cantebury Tales"

Geoffrey Chaucer

English writer/poet, most famous for his "Cantebury Tales"

(1340-1400) English poet most famous for The Canterbury Tales.

Geoffrey Chaucer

(1340-1400) English poet most famous for The Canterbury Tales.

An illustration of Geoffrey Chaucer as a Canterbury pilgrim.  Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 &ndash; 25 October 1400?) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Although he wrote many works, he is best remembered for his unfinished frame narrative The Canterbury Tales. Sometimes called the father of English literature, Chaucer is credited by some scholars as the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular English language, rather than French or Latin.

Geoffrey Chaucer

An illustration of Geoffrey Chaucer as a Canterbury pilgrim. Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – 25 October…

Coffin was an author of children's stories, mostly. His books include, <em>Story of Liberty, Old Times in the Colonies, Building the Nation, Life of Garfield, Drum-Beat of the Nation,</em> and <em>Marching to Freedom</em>.

Charles Carleton Coffin

Coffin was an author of children's stories, mostly. His books include, Story of Liberty, Old Times

"The celebrated novelist, James Fenimore Cooper, was born at Burlington, New Jersey, September 15, 1789. Having received his early education from a private tutor, he, at the age of thirteen, passed to Yale College, and after three years study there, entered the American navy as a midshipmen." &mdash;The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

James Fenimore Cooper

"The celebrated novelist, James Fenimore Cooper, was born at Burlington, New Jersey, September 15, 1789.…

(1789-1851) American novelist most famous for The Last of the Mohicans.

James Fenimore Cooper

(1789-1851) American novelist most famous for The Last of the Mohicans.

James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 - September 14, 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. Among his most famous works is <em>The Last of the Mohicans</em>, which many consider to be his masterpiece.

James Fenimore Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 - September 14, 1851) was a prolific and popular American…

Famous writer and public speaker, known for <em>Nile notes of a Howadji</em>.

George William Curtis

Famous writer and public speaker, known for Nile notes of a Howadji.

(1815-1882) Author of Two Years Before the Mast and the standard manuel for sea law The Seaman's Friend.

Richard H. Dana

(1815-1882) Author of Two Years Before the Mast and the standard manuel for sea law The Seaman's Friend.

An illustration of a man being knighted on a battle field. Durante degli Alighieri (May/June c.1265 &ndash; September 14, 1321), commonly known as Dante Alighieri, was a Florentine poet of the Middle Ages. His central work, the Divina Commedia (originally called Commedia and later called Divina ("divine") by Boccaccio), is often considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature.

Portrait of Dante

An illustration of a man being knighted on a battle field. Durante degli Alighieri (May/June c.1265…

(1661-1731) One of the first English novelists, most famous for Robinson Crusoe.

Daniel Defoe

(1661-1731) One of the first English novelists, most famous for Robinson Crusoe.

(1827-1908) American author that wrote works such as Commentaries on Romans and on Galatians and Colossians; The Calling of a Christian Woman; The Seven Deadly Sins; The Sacramental System, and Lectures on the First Prayer-Book of Edward VI

Morgan Dix

(1827-1908) American author that wrote works such as Commentaries on Romans and on Galatians and Colossians;…

(1859-1930) English novelist best known for writing the Sherlock Holmes detective stories.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

(1859-1930) English novelist best known for writing the Sherlock Holmes detective stories.

(1851-1897) Scottish preacher, professor, and author.

Henry Drummond

(1851-1897) Scottish preacher, professor, and author.

(1802-1870) French author that wrote The Three Musketeers and The count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas

(1802-1870) French author that wrote The Three Musketeers and The count of Monte Cristo

(1802-1870) French author that wrote The Three Musketeers and The count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas

(1802-1870) French author that wrote The Three Musketeers and The count of Monte Cristo

(1703-1758) American theologian and president of Princeton.

Jonathan Edwards

(1703-1758) American theologian and president of Princeton.

(1820-1880) English novelist during the Victorian era that wrote books such as Middlemarch and The Mill on the Floss

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

(1820-1880) English novelist during the Victorian era that wrote books such as Middlemarch and The Mill…

(1803-1882) Author and minister that wrote Society and Solitude and Letters and Social Arms.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

(1803-1882) Author and minister that wrote Society and Solitude and Letters and Social Arms.

A portrait of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson was an American Poet, essayist, and a leader of Transcendentalist movement in the 19 century.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A portrait of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson was an American Poet, essayist, and a leader of Transcendentalist…

(1850-1895) American writer and poet that became a reporter and journalist. He wrote children's stories and poems such as Little Boy Blue.

Eugene Field

(1850-1895) American writer and poet that became a reporter and journalist. He wrote children's stories…

Miss Kate Fields was outspoken against Mormons and an author of <em>Pen Portraits of dickens' Readings</em> and <em>Ten Days in Spain</em>.

Kate Field

Miss Kate Fields was outspoken against Mormons and an author of Pen Portraits of dickens' Readings

James Thomas Fields (December 31, 1817 &ndash; April 24, 1881) was an American publisher and author.

James Thomas Fields

James Thomas Fields (December 31, 1817 – April 24, 1881) was an American publisher and author.

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass harmonica. He formed both the first public lending library in America and first fire department in Pennsylvania.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United…

(1839-1908) French-Canadian poet, politician, playwright, and short story writer.

Louis Honore Frechette

(1839-1908) French-Canadian poet, politician, playwright, and short story writer.

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18 November 1836 – 29 May 1911) was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for his fourteen comic operas produced in collaboration with the composer Sir Arthur Sullivan, of which the most famous include H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and one of the most frequently performed works in the history of musical theater, The Mikado.

Sir William Gilbert

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18 November 1836 – 29 May 1911) was an English dramatist, librettist,…

"(1749-1832), the greatest figure in German literature, a dramatist, lyric poet, novelist and philosopher." -Foster, 1921

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"(1749-1832), the greatest figure in German literature, a dramatist, lyric poet, novelist and philosopher."…

A portrait of Hermann Grimm.

Hermann Grimm

A portrait of Hermann Grimm.

(1856-1925) Novelist who wrote many stories such as <I>King Solomon's Mines</I> and <I>She</I>

Henry Rider Haggard

(1856-1925) Novelist who wrote many stories such as King Solomon's Mines and She

(1834-1894) Writer of the Intellectual Life

Philip G. Hamerton

(1834-1894) Writer of the Intellectual Life

(1864-1936) Suffragette who wrote <I>Ships that Pass in The Night</I>

Beatrice Harraden

(1864-1936) Suffragette who wrote Ships that Pass in The Night

(1804-1864) American author

Nathaniel Hawthorne

(1804-1864) American author

(1823-1900) American author who was a commander of the first regiment of former slaves during the Civil War

Thomas W. Higginson

(1823-1900) American author who was a commander of the first regiment of former slaves during the Civil…

Homer is traditionally held to be the author of the ancient Greek epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey, as well as of the Homeric Hymns. Today the hymns are considered to be later works but many still regard Homer as the author or compiler of the epics.

Bust of Homer

Homer is traditionally held to be the author of the ancient Greek epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey,…

Richard Hooker (March 1554 &ndash; 3 November 1600) was an Anglican priest and an influential theologian. Hooker's emphases on reason, tolerance and inclusiveness considerably influenced the development of Anglicanism. He was the co-founder (with Thomas Cranmer and Matthew Parker) of Anglican theological thought.

Richard Hooker

Richard Hooker (March 1554 – 3 November 1600) was an Anglican priest and an influential theologian.…

This is an illustration by English illustrator and author Aubrey Beardsley. It depicts two women on horses facing each other, dressed in equestrian outfits.

Women on Horses

This is an illustration by English illustrator and author Aubrey Beardsley. It depicts two women on…

American realist author and literary critic. He is famous for <em>The Wedding Journey, A Modern Instance, The Rise of Silas Lapham, Annie Kilburn</em> and <em>A Hazard of New Fortunes</em>.

William Dean Howells

American realist author and literary critic. He is famous for The Wedding Journey, A Modern Instance,

William Dean Howells (March 1, 1837 - May 11, 1920) was an American realist author and literary critic.

William Dean Howells

William Dean Howells (March 1, 1837 - May 11, 1920) was an American realist author and literary critic.

French poet and novelist.

Victor Hugo

French poet and novelist.